Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and energy and fiber-optic group Andel have plans to form a consortium to cooperate on two tenders for offshore wind farms in Denmark.
The agreement involves the Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm in Kattegat, north of Danish island of Zealand, and Kriegers Flak II, in the Baltic Sea. Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm is planned for completion by 2029 and Kriegers Flak II by 2030. The two parks will have a total minimum installed capacity of 1.8 gigawatts.
Earlier this year, a political agreement laid the foundation for the largest Danish build-out of offshore wind at 9 gigawatts. The partnership formed by Andel and CIP will play a central part in the buildout and delivering on the national ambitions, with the two companies working together on offshore wind farms placed attractively close to Zealand. The two parks will have a capacity to supply power to the equivalent of 2 million homes.
“The international climate and energy crisis is a threat to our energy supply, and it is of great importance that we support the build-out of renewable energy,” said Jesper Hjulmand, CEO of Andel. “In our investment program up to 2035, DKK 90 billion ($13 billion) will be invested into growth and the green transition. Now, together with CIP, we are ready, and it is our goal to win the tenders for Hesselø and Kriegers Flak II.”