Postponement of Danish energy island tender now official

The energy island in the North Sea is to be tendered in the most flexible way possible in an attempt to retain the interest of bidders. Despite the postponement, the Danish Energy Agency still aims for commissioning in late 2033.

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”Make haste slowly.” This adage was allegedly a favorite of Caesar Augustus, who won fame as, among other things, a visionary builder who boasted on his deathbed: ”I found a Rome of bricks; I leave to you one of marble.”

A couple of thousand years later, this adage still seems to hold true -- especially when it comes to visionary structures. The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) announced on Tuesday that the tender for the energy island in the North Sea will be postponed until September 2023. This announcement is in itself around five months delayed compared to when an inevitable postponement became clear to the authorities.

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