Wind energy – Thor OWF
RWE has won the concession to build Thor Offshore Wind Farm.
This is the first time a tendering procedure has been completed for offshore wind energy in Denmark without aid. Thor Wind Farm I/S, owned by RWE AG, RWE Renewables GmbH, RWE Renewables Management UK Limited, is expected to pay DKK 2.8 bn. to the Danish state within just a few years.
Several bidders offered to build the offshore wind farm with the largest possible capacity and at a minimum price of only 0.01 øre/kWh. Therefore, in accordance with the tender conditions, the tendering procedure was decided by a drawing of lots today.
“The tendering for Thor Offshore Wind Farm is yet another milestone in the history of Danish offshore wind power. For the first time ever, the state must be paid for authorization to establish an offshore wind farm. The competitive price in the tender is even more impressive because, for the first time, the winning bidder will also have to pay for the landing cables and grid connection. This is very promising for future tendering procedures for offshore wind energy and for the green transition,” said the director-general of the Danish Energy Agency, Kristoffer Böttzauw.
The draw took place earlier today and was monitored by an independent auditor and the Danish State’s legal advisor to ensure that the draw complied with public procurement terms. Moreover, the bidders for which lots were drawn also took part to ensure full transparency.