Sweco technical adviser for establishment of North Sea energy island
Sweco has been chosen by the Danish Energy Agency as technical adviser to establish the world’s first energy island. The contract will run for four years and has a value of approximately EUR 6.7 million.
It is one year since a broad majority in the Danish Parliament signed a climate agreement for energy and industry, which means, among other things, that Denmark will establish an energy island. On 4 February this year, it was decided that the energy island should be established as a contained island in the North Sea.
“In constructing the energy island, the Danish Energy Agency is facing a very exciting but also very complex task. In this context, we need specialised technical assistance, for example to establish functional requirements for the North Sea energy island. After an open invitation to tender for the role of adviser, the task was awarded to Sweco. We are looking forward to this collaboration,” says Mads Krogh, Head of Program for Energy Islands at the Danish Energy Agency.
The energy island will be able to serve offshore wind farms with a capacity of 3 GW with the option of expansion to 10 GW at a later stage and will become the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark.
“We are proud, happy and humble to be assigned this historically large and ambitious public service project for Denmark. The energy island will form the basis for new green business activity in Denmark and will be a major contribution in the transition to green energy, both in Denmark and Europe, and hopefully an inspiration to the rest of the world,” says Jes Hansen, Divisional Director of Infrastructure, Water and Environment at Sweco in Denmark.