Wind players warn against price competition in offshore wind

Price cannot be the decisive element when the Danish state tenders new areas for offshore wind, warn Ørsted, Vattenfall, and CIP and recommend a focus on coexistence, biodiversity and sustainability in the supply chain.

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Ørsted, Vattenfall and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners warn against introducing a new tender model for offshore wind with a main focus on willingness to pay the highest price to the state for the right to install wind turbines at sea.

This could add pressure on prices in an already strained supply chain, writes Danish business media Børsen.

”We fully accept, and we acknowledge the fairness of it, that in many cases, you must pay for the right to develop offshore wind. What is vital to us is that the scope of payment doesn’t become a competitive parameter of the tender. We argue that competition must revolve around other things than the size of the payment,” says Ørsted SVP, Head of Continental Europe Rasmus Errboe.

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