Denmark’s government has put up the tender for the first of three wind farms, aimed at turning Denmark into a net-zero emissions society by 2050.

The wind farm, named Thor after the nearby village of Thorsminde, will be situated in the North Sea, approximately 20 km offshore in Jutland, and will be the biggest offshore wind farm in Denmark.

The wind farm will have a capacity of between 800 MW and 1,000 MW and will supply electricity to 800,000 households. The wind turbines at Thor are expected to have a wing diameter of 164 m and a capacity of 13 MW to 15 MW.

Thor will be tendered during 2019 and is expected to be connected to the grid between 2024 and 2027.

The winning tender will be responsible for developing and establishing everything from the wind farm to the transformer stations for connection to the onshore electricity grid. The state-owned Energinet will be responsible only for establishing and operating the onshore grid connection.

Source: International Law Office

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