Danish Energy Agency approves preliminary studies for Aflandshage project


Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has assessed the feasibility study report (environmental impact report) for
Aflandshage wind farm being developed by HOFOR Vind A/S. According to DEA, it meets the law's requirements for content, and that it cannot be rejected on the basis of the available basis to be relevant to utilise the energy in the area.

The approval of the feasibility study report does not give the project developer the right to build the offshore wind farm, but it does give HOFOR the opportunity to proceed to the next steps in the application process - including applying for an establishment permit.
 

The (DEA) will only take a final decision on whether an establishment permit can be granted for the project when a public consultation of the application for an establishment permit has been carried out on the basis of the now approved environmental impact report. It also includes consultation notes from the previous public consultation on the environmental impact report (Nov. 21 - Feb. 22).

If HOFOR applies for an establishment permit, the application for an establishment permit together with relevant appendices, including the approved environmental impact report for the project, a draft of the Danish Energy Agency's establishment decision and consultation notes from the previous public consultation of the environmental impact report must be sent in an eight-week public consultation. If HOFOR applies for an establishment permit, it is expected that the environmental impact report for the project and HOFOR´'s application will be sent for consultation in mid-July (week 28).


HOFOR Vind A/S plans to install between 26-45 offshore wind turbines of up to a height of 220 m, with a total installed capacity of up to 300 MW, located in an area in the Øresund, south of Aflandshage. The turbine area covers a total sea area of ​​approx. 42 km2 , and is located more than eight km from the coast. The offshore wind farm is expected to be connected to the electricity grid at Energinet's existing 132 kV station at Avedøreværket via a new 33 or 66 kV / 132 kV transformer station.


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