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Denmark launches its biggest offshore wind farm tender

COPENHAGEN (AFP) – The Danish Energy Agency yesterday launched its biggest tender for the construction of offshore wind farms, aimed at producing six gigawatts by 2030 – more than double Denmark’s current capacity.

Offshore wind is one of the major sources of green energy that Europe is counting on to decarbonise electricity production and reach its 2050 target of net zero carbon production, but it remains far off the pace needed to hit its targets.

Denmark’s offshore wind parks currently generate 2.7 gigawatts of electricity, with another one GW due in 2027.

The tender covers six sites in four zones in Danish waters: North Sea I, Kattegat, Kriegers Flak II and Hesselo.

“We are pleased that we can now offer the largest offshore wind tender in Denmark to date. This is a massive investment in the green transition,” Danish Energy Agency head Kristoffer Bottzauw said in a statement.

Offshore wind parks in Denmark. PHOTO: AFP
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