Wind energy – Thor Denmark
The Danish Energy Agency on Thursday published the final tender conditions for the tendering of Thor Offshore Wind Farm, which will be the country’s largest.
“With the publication, all the basic elements of the tender are in place, and the bidders now have four months to prepare their final bid for the offshore wind farm,” the DEA said.
Earlier this year, state aid for Thor Offshore Wind Farm was approved by the European Commission, and in May, the plan for Thor was environmentally approved on the basis of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).
Thor Offshore Wind Farm is the first of the three offshore wind farms decided as part of the Energy Agreement from 2018. Thor will be the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark and will be established at least 22 km off the coast at Thorsminde on Jutland’s west coast
According to the DEA, the total investment cost for the Thor offshore wind farm is estimated to be around 15.5 billion Danish crowns ($2,48 billion).
Thor must be fully established and connected to the grid no later than by the end of 2027, and the licence for electricity production is given for 30 years with the possibility of an extension for 5 years.
Earlier this year, in January, DEA said that six consortia had pre-qualified to take part in the tender for Thor.
The pre-qualified consortia are: