Thor winner to be decided by lottery

The Danish Energy Agency invites a number of bidders to draw lots to identify the winner for Thor offshore wind farm, as more than one bidder has offered the minimum price of 0,01 øre/kWh and largest wind farm capacity.

More than one bidder has offered to build
Thor with a capacity of 1,000 MW at the minimum price of 0,01 øre/kWh, and the tender will therefore, in accordance with the tender conditions, be decided by drawing lots. The drawing of lots will take place on 1 December 2021 at 11 AM at the Danish Energy Agency. The involved bidders are invited to participate in the lottery process in order to ensure full transparency. It is only possible for the invited bidders to participate in the process, and there is thus no access for the press.

The lottery process will be supervised by an independent auditor and the States’ legal advisor, Kammeradvokaten, in order to ensure that the lottery process is living up to the procurement rules.

Once the lottery process has been carried out on 1 December 2021, the bid winner will be announced by the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utility and the Danish Energy Agency. This announcement will take place at the same day as the lottery process is taking place.

Thor is located 20 km off the west coast of Jutland in the North Sea, and will be the first of three projects included in the 2018 Energy Agreement to be built over the next decade. The site covers an area of 440 km2, west of Nissum Fjord. The authorisation is given for 30 years with the possibility of extension for five years. The project, which will have a capacity between 800-1000 MW, will include the wind farm itself, the offshore substation and the grid connection from the offshore substation to the point of connection in the first onshore substation.

Grid connection of the first turbine can take place from 1 January 2025, and Thor must be fully established and connected to the grid by the end of 2027 at the latest.