Today, European Energy notified Danish energy authorities of its plans to enter the next phase regarding two nearshore wind power projects in Denmark known as Omø Syd og Jammerland Bugt. The announcement follows nearly three months after the Danish Energy Agency greenlit the preliminary environment impact assessments related to both projects. European Energy now moves into the development phase and initiates technical inspections of the seabed at the project sites.
Knud Erik Andersen, CEO of European Energy, says:
”I am very pleased that after eight years, we can finally make the step from the applications phase and into the development phase with our two nearshore wind power parks Omø Syd and Jammerland Bugt. At European Energy, we go to work every day to move the green transition forward. We look forward to seeing our nearshore wind power parks supply more than 500.000 Danish households with green energy and reduce CO2-emissions by 750.000 tons every year. We see this as a considerable and central contribution to the Danish government’s efforts to see CO2-emissions reduced by 70 percent in 2030.”
The first steps of the development phase will follow in the coming weeks with the preliminary inspections of the seabed at the project sites.
”We are initiating the preliminary technical surveys of the seabed at the project sites that will help us decide on the final project design for both nearshore wind power parks,” says Knud Erik Andersen.
European Energy looks forward to continuing the productive dialogue with Danish authorities and local stakeholders in the coming phase of the nearshore wind power parks.
“In all our renewable energy projects we value the dialogue with all stakeholders, including the municipality, the local community and citizens living close to our project sites. We listen closely to concerned neighbors and adapt our projects whenever possible. As an example, we have already moved both projects further away from the shore than originally planned. We also look forward to continuing the good dialogue with the Danish Energy Agency as well as other relevant Danish authorities,” says Knud Erik Andersen.
European Energy first started the development of the projects in 2012 within the so-called ”open door procedure.” The projects are expected to connect to the grid by 2023 and deliver green energy to more than 500.000 Danish households.