Denmark’s Energinet starts preparations for Thor offshore plant


Denmark’s Energinet has started studies to support the proposed 1GW Thor offshore wind farm off the coast of the country.

The company said that about Dkr180m, (or €24 m) has been budgeted for feasibility studies, at the project’s proposed site, 20km off the Danish coast, in the North Sea.

Energinet board chairman Lars Barfoed said: “It is important that thorough feasibility studies be carried out so that the Danish state can get the best and most competitive bid to construct and operate the offshore wind farm.

“If bidders know the geology under the seabed, know the environmental consequences, wind conditions, currents, wave heights, etc, we remove a lot of uncertainties and risks and get a sharper price.”

Preperatory investigations will start immediately, with on-site operations expected to commence after the country’s summer holiday period.

In the meantime Enel Green Power has begun construction of the 90-MW Azov wind farm, located in the Rostov region of Southern Russia. Here’s the story.