Denmark to open tendering process for offshore wind projects

Denmark is set to announce invitation for tenders to build 1500 MW of offshore wind power capacity.

The Danish government is motivated by its aim to double the share of energy it achieves from offshore wind by 2020.

Tenders will be for two large farms and smaller projects in as many as eight areas closer to the shore, the Danish Wind Industry Association said in a statement.

The deal aims to replace half of the nation’s coal demand with renewables and increase the share of wind power to 50 per cent, from 28 percent last year.

Bidding will start with the 400 MW Horns Rev-3 farm and 600 MW Kriegers Flak site, to be connected to the grid in January 2017 and July 2018, respectively. Smaller farms will produce a total 500 MW, the association said on Tuesday.

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