DENMARK'S NEXT STEP AS A GLOBAL LEADER IN OFFSHORE WIND
The VindØ consortium is proud to present their vision of the world’s first energy island. The artificial island is to be built in the Danish part of the North Sea, around 100 km from land. Here, optimal conditions exist for generating clean, green energy using wind turbines.
The island is to be established by 2030, at the latest, and connect 3 GW of offshore wind. Over time, the island will connect 10 GW offshore wind and host energy storage and Power-to-X as well as accommodation, O&M facilities, and HVDC converters for transmission and interconnectors.
Initially, the island will be able to accommodate 3 GW of offshore wind. Over time, the island will connect up to 10 GW.
The island will help enable the electrification of Danish society and allow the electricity consumption of Danish households and companies to be covered by green electricity.
High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology will be used to bundle energy from several windfarms and transport this to Denmark.
The electricity from the energy islands can also be exported to our neighboring countries and thus contribute to the green transition in Europe.
The island will include a harbour which can be used to support offshore wind farm installation and optimize operations and maintenance (O&M) activities as well as other co-use options.
In the long run, energy sources must be able to connect technologies that can store or convert this green power into, for example, green fuels (through so-called “Power-to-X”).
VindØ secures world-class global contractor group for the world’s first energy island project
CIP has signed a partnership agreement with four internationally renowned companies within marine and offshore construction services, to develop the energy island in the Danish North Sea. The signing of this agreement marks a significant step towards realising the world’s first energy island, a project conceptualised by CIP, and a crucial project in unlocking the rapid and unprecedented build-out of global offshore renewable energy to fight climate change.
Leading engineering consultancy group, COWI, has also created a visualization of how the energy island could potentially take shape
COWI (Arkitema) has created a visualization of how the energy island could take form, assuming a caisson-based construction concept is employed.
The investors comprise two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PensionDanmark and PFA, and Denmark’s largest utility company, Andel.
Moreover, the investors have initiated cooperation with one of Denmark’s leading financial services groups, Nykredit, to evaluate the possibilities for a comprehensive Danish financing package for the future energy island in the North Sea.
Torben Möger Pedersen
CEO of PensionDanmark