Danish Energy Agency invites views on Hesselø

In: Windfarms
The Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency have invited the public, companies, authorities and other parties interested in the Hesselø offshore wind farm to submit ideas on the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for the project plan and the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the land-based part of the project.

The public hearing, which is an early public consultation in the scoping phase, runs from 12 February to 19 March 2021.

Based on ideas and inputs received during the consultation, the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency will decide which topics and environmental impacts to include in the SEA and the EIA respectively.

The results of the environmental assessments should be published and subjected to public consultations in the first half of 2022. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency expects to issue the EIA-permit for the land-based part of the project mid-2022

The EIA for the offshore-based part of the project is expected to be carried out in 2023-2024, when the winner of the tender for
Hesselø has been identified: the scoping phase is expected in 2023 and the second public consultation on the EIA report is expected in 2024.

Later in 2024, the Danish Energy Agency expects to issue the construction license (EIA-permit) for the wind farm, provided that the EIA allows the project to proceed.

Hesselø will have an installed capacity of 800-1,200 MW, and is to be located in Hesselø Bay in Kattegat, at least 30 km from Zealand. Offshore export cables will run to the landfall at Gilbjerg Hoved in North Zealand.

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