Danish Energy Agency seeks support on North Sea Energy Island

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has issued a prior information notice for an upcoming tender for a framework agreement regarding technical advice and assistance in relation to the establishment of the North Sea Energy Island.

The DEA has an existing framework agreement with a technical advisor, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The DEA intends to enter into a new framework agreement with a Technical Advisor, for the entire project of the Energy Island in the North Sea, including the final transfer process of the Energy Island, expected to take place in 2033.

According to the notice, the technical advisor shall at all times participate in the entire process establishing the Energy Island in the North Sea, and participate in a structured, controlled and effective collaboration with DEA in the process of developing solid and effective solutions for complex technical issues for the Energy Island, including business related aspects. 

The tender is expected to be initiated the 18 May 2022. Applications are to be received on the 23rd of June 2022 12:00. Information meetings for an overall introduction regarding the project will take place online 25 May and 7 June.

The North Sea Energy Island is being developed to distribute offshore wind energy in the North Sea to Denmark and other neighbouring markets. It is planned to have initially support 3 GW of power west of Thorsminde however this is expected to be expanded to up to 10 GW by the end of 2040.

Further to an island in the North Sea, Denmark is also planning to use the Bornholm Island  in the Baltic Sea as a hub for 2 GW off offshore wind energy.