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Eneco and European Energy join forces for Thor tender

Jan 14, 2021

Swan Wind, a new joint venture owned by Dutch energy company Eneco and Danish European Energy, has been qualified by the Danish Energy Agency for the Thor offshore wind farm tender. The combination of the two partners bring well documented experience in building large scale offshore wind farms with low cost and high quality and deep and acknowledged local market insight into the competition.

Eneco and European Energy join forces with the purpose of submitting a proposal for the Thor offshore wind farm tender. To that purpose they have established the joint venture, Swan Wind, that has just been qualified by the Danish Energy Agency to participate in the tender on Thor offshore wind farm.

Both companies look forward to delivering a strong bid that contributes to Denmark’s goal of reducing its carbon emissions to 70% below its 1990 levels by 2030.

– We find that having a Danish partner offers strong local benefits. European Energy brings the  regulatory experience, stakeholder management and other local knowledge which is indispensable for our attempt to win this tender, says Ruben Dijkstra, Director Offshore Wind at Eneco.

– As a world leader in developing offshore wind farms, Eneco is the ideal partner for us in the upcoming tender for one of the largest wind farms in Denmark, says CEO at European Energy, Knud Erik Andersen.

The competition in the Thor tender is strong, but Swan Wind is optimistic about its chances.  

– We have the experience and the appetite, so we consider our chances are good. With our combined competencies and local market insights, we form a strong joint venture, says Ruben Dijkstra.

– Denmark has ambitious political goals for offshore wind and a sound framework to attract investors for the benefit of society, so we expect tough competition and a multitude of participants. That’s the way it should be in a tender like this, says Knud Erik Andersen.

The Thor offshore wind farm is the next big offshore wind farm to be tendered out in Denmark. It is to be located in the North Sea west of Nissum Fjord, at a distance of min. 20 km from the shore. The new wind farm is named “Thor” after Thorsminde, the nearest village on the shore. The wind farm will have a capacity of min. 800 MW and max. 1.000 MW and will be connected to the grid between the years 2025 and 2027. The Danish Energy Agency will conclude the tendering process with final bids in Q4 2021.

Thor offshore wind farm is the one of two large offshore wind farms to be built in Denmark before 2030. This has been decided in the Energy Agreement from June 2018, which all political parties supported.

For further information:

Manager Media Relations Eneco

Edwin van de Haar

+31 640 755463