Danish open door wind farm reaches key milestone

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has approved the feasibility study report for Frederikshavn Offshore Wind Farm, located approx. 4.5 km east of Frederikshavn Harbor, Denmark.

The DEA has assessed that the feasibility study report (environmental impact report) meets the law's requirements for content, and that on the basis of the information available, it cannot be rejected that it is relevant to utilize the energy in the area.

The project developer European Energy can now progress to the next stage which is applying for an establishment permit. The Danish Energy Agency will only take a final decision on whether an establishment permit can be granted for the project once an 8-week public consultation of the environmental impact report has been carried out.

It is expected that the environmental impact report for the project will be sent for consultation at the end of May, and that a citizens' meeting on the project will be held on 2 June 2022, in the Musical House in Frederikshavn.

The site was originally owned by Orsted, then acquired by EDF in 2015, and European Energy in 2017, which was granted a feasibility permit in 2018. The feasibility study report, consisting of an environmental impact report with accompanying appendices, was submitted to the DEA on 7 April 2022.

The project includes the erection of up to five offshore wind turbines with an installed capacity of between 21.6-72 MW. The individual turbines will have a maximum height of 265 m.

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