DONG Energy to build Anholt Offshore Wind Farm

The Danish Energy Agency has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the next major offshore wind farm in Denmark off the Danish island of Anholt in the Kattegat. The wind farm will have a capacity of 400 MW and thus it will be the largest wind farm in Denmark.

The construction of the wind farm will represent a total investment of approximately DKK 10 billion ($1.65bn).

The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2013. When fully operational, it will provide wind energy for approximately 400,000 households, or four per cent of Denmark’s power consumption.

‘Building Anholt offshore wind farm is an important milestone in the expansion of wind power energy production in Denmark. DONG Energy is therefore happy to build Denmark’s next large wind farm,’ said Anders Eldrup, CEO of DONG Energy, and added:

‘Building Anholt offshore wind farm will bring DONG Energy a major step closer towards the vision of supplying energy without CO2.’

Siemens Wind Power will supply the wind turbines with a capacity of 3.6 MW and a rotor diameter of 120mt to the Anholt wind farm. The wind turbines will be produced at Siemens Wind Power’s plant in Brande in Denmark and installed 20 km off the northeastern coast of the Jutland peninsula.

Siemens Energy chief executive Wolfgang Dehen said: "The new order for the Anholt offshore wind farm further strengthens our position as the global leader in offshore wind power.”

The scope of supply for Siemens Wind Power includes manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines. The company will also provide a service and maintenance agreement for the first five years, with an option of selected services during the second five years.