European Energy drops Danish nearshore wind project

The lacking option to upgrade to bigger turbines than originally planned now prompts the project developer to scrap designs for nearshore wind farm Mejl Flak. Unfortunate, being that Denmark could use the power, sighs European Energy.

Photo: Marius Renner

20 wind turbines will not be set up in the Bay of Aarhus. The project developer behind the nearshore wind farm, Mejl Flak of 60-120MW, European Energy, has decided to halt engagement on the otherwise approved project, the company informs the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) in a letter seen by EnergyWatch.

In fact, this marks the second time the nearshore farm is abandoned. Back in the spring of 2016, the project's initial owner, power utility NRGI, closed down development after partners Aura and local co-owner Vindmøllelauget Århus Bugt jumped ship citing the business plan's inviability.

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