Offshore wind energy

As a first-mover in offshore wind energy, Denmark commissioned its first offshore wind farm in 1991.

Harnessing the energy of wind offshore is more expensive than onshore due to both preliminary expenses such as installation of foundations, transportation of components, more extensive safety measures and larger maintenance costs. However, the trade-off is much better and more stable wind resources and fewer concerns in relation to neighbours. As a first-mover in offshore wind energy, Denmark pioneered the market by installing the world’s first offshore wind farm in 1991 and today, the Danish value chain covers a wide range of technologies and services aimed at all phases of offshore wind energy projects. The bulk of offshore wind farms around the world have had some kind of Danish involvement.

As the cost of offshore wind continues to drop, its potential role in the transition of our energy system grows. The Danish government has committed to install three large-scale offshore wind farms totalling 2400 MW before 2030. On a larger scale, the European Union has agreed on the “European Green Deal” aiming to become the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. Scheduled to rise from today’s 20 GW installed capacity to 400-450 GW by 2050, offshore wind plays a crucial part of the decarbonisation strategy.

We invite you to explore offshore wind energy related solutions in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest wind energy news and discover real-life case examples of how wind technology can help solve your energy issues.

Connect with us: Lise Holmegaard Larsen, Project Manager, lhl@stateofgreen.com, +45 40478322

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