The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has been supporting Turkey with an energy cooperation in their green transition of the heating sector since 2017.
Now the focus is to be expanded to include Danish experience in offshore wind.
The potential for offshore wind along the Turkish coast is considered great. Experts speak of 7 to 10 gigawatts in the Mediterranean.
Ambassador Svend Olling signs the agreement with Murat Zekeriya Aydin, Chairman of the Directorate-General for Energy (Image: DEA)
WindEurope even saw a potential of up to 32 GW a year ago – but this would require the technology of floating wind turbines to be ready for the market first, because then the Black Sea would also be a possible location.
In order to be able to exploit the potential as quickly as possible, the Turks are now counting on Danish support. An energy cooperation between the two countries has already existed since 2017, initially to promote the green transition in the heating sector in Turkey. But there’s more to come.
“The Turkish authorities have applied for an extension of our existing energy cooperation, and we see this as recognition of the cooperation to date and the trust they have been placing in the Danish Energy Agency. We are looking forward to good results where we will have the opportunity to make Danish experiences and solutions for offshore wind visible,” says Deputy Director Martin Hansen of the Danish Energy Agency (DEA).
On the basis of their experience, the Danes will advise the Turkish authorities on the development of strategies and solutions in the field of offshore wind. Turkey is particularly interested in the planning and supply of offshore wind farms. In doing so close dialogue with the industry and transparent and efficient public administration will ensure good bid prices for investors and project developers.
Soon it will look like this off Turkish coasts (Image: Pixabay)