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.
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A new report by the International Energy Agency says that India and Europe will lead the renewables expansion in the year to come, and the future looks bright too. A new analysis by the green think tank EMBER shows renewables will double in the next decade to deliver 60 per cent of EU’s electricity demand in 2030.
Today, offshore wind is non-existent in Vietnam but with a coastline extending more than 3,200 kilometres solely on the mainland, the potential for wind capacity is enormous. 160 gigawatts (GW), in fact, according to the Danish Energy Agency. A new roadmap shows that the country can have 10 GW in operation already by 2030.
Every time one gigawatt of offshore wind is installed in Denmark, 14,600 full-time equivalents (FTEs) are secured in Danish companies. So concludes a new study, which for the first time has examined in detail the national and local economic effects of investments in offshore wind. The study was presented at an event at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark on 24 August with the presence of high-level energy actors, including Dan Jørgensen, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities.
Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Møller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted are ready for the first phase of the potentially 1.3 gigawatt (GW) large project for the production of sustainable fuels close to Copenhagen, Denmark. The partnership has matured the project and has submitted an application to investment fund Innovation Fund Denmark and at the same time expanded the circle of partners in the first phases of the project with companies Nel, Everfuel and Haldor Topsøe.
The Danish parliament agreed upon a revised climate action plan that will increase CO2 reductions by 1.4 million tonnes. Nine out of ten Danish political parties supported the action plan, which will include a green tax reform
Danish experiences can contribute to the green transition in Japan by utilising the country’s large wind resources. A strengthened cooperation between Denmark and Japan also includes large commercial opportunities for the Danish wind industry that can deliver the green solutions requested by the Japanese.
By 2030, the world will have its first two energy islands designed to produce 4 GW power – initially. One of them will be an artificial island in the North Sea named VindØ (“Wind Island”), which will be able to produce 10 GW power long-term. The finance for the island VindØ will come from the […]
All 174 wind turbines have now been installed at the world’s largest offshore wind farm Hornsea 1. When operational, Hornsea 1 will be almost twice the size of the world’s largest wind farm to date – the Walney Extension – and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with renewable electricity.
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
This white paper takes you through all the elements of the success story of wind energy in Denmark. From the starting point and what we now consider small-scale wind turbines to the projects and technologies that push the bar and the ambitions for wind energy as a source of renewable energy. We hope you will be inspired.
In Thisted Municipality we have two national Test Centers and development is also taking place within biogas and solar energy. Large Wind Turbines In 2012 the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines, Oesterild, was opened. It has a capacity of 7 test benches for wind turbines with a height up to 250m. For more […]