Ørsted notes interest in artificial energy island

Even though the utility has voiced stern warnings about building an artificial embankment island for Denmark's forthcoming North Sea power hub, it's still an interesting prospect, says CEO. The previous caveat was merely an expression of societal responsibility.

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Ørsted has been uncustomarily sharp in its rhetoric in recent months concerning construction options for Denmark's North Sea energy island concept, officially announced Thursday noon as having passed in Danish Parliament. Even though the power company emphatically warned that building an artificial landmass rather than its preferred steel platform model, the country's policymakers opted to not heed the warning.

This, however, doesn't mean the Danish wind major is disinterested in participating in the project, Ørsted Chief Executive Mads Nipper told EnergyWatch prior to the parliamentary disclosure.

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