The Swan Wind joint venture has been pre-qualified by the Danish Energy Agency for participation in the Thor tender, which is scheduled to conclude in the fourth quarter of 2021, the firms said
OSLO: Dutch energy company Eneco and Danish European Energy have established a joint venture to participate in an upcoming tender for Denmark’s Thor offshore wind farm, they said on Thursday.
The Swan Wind joint venture has been pre-qualified by the Danish Energy Agency for participation in the Thor tender, which is scheduled to conclude in the fourth quarter of 2021, the firms said.
The North Sea project is located 20 km (12 miles) off the Danish west coast and will have a capacity of 800-1,000 megawatts and is expected to be connected to the grid between 2025 and 2027.
Eneco is owned by Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp and Chubu Electric Power.
Thor is one of three large offshore wind farms Denmark aims to have built before 2030 as part of its plans to reduce its carbon emissions to 70% below its 1990 levels by 2030.
The tender has for Denmark’s largest offshore wind famr to date had drawn a lot of interest, with from a total of six companies or consortia, the Danish Energy Agency said in a separate statement.
France’s Total and Spain’s Iberdrola said on Thursday they will participate in the Thor tender together.
Other participants are Denmark’s Orsted, Sweden’s Vattenfall as well as a consortium of British utility SSE and Thor OFW.
In addition, Germany’s RWE is participating via a subsidiary called Thor Wind Farm.