Cowi to develop Danish offshore wind roadmap at record pace

Plans to quintuple offshore wind in Denmark by 2030 require new thinking. Engineering group Cowi is hired to develop a new tender model meant to render policymakers’ green promises achievable.

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If plans to quintuple offshore wind capacity in Denmark by 2030 are to be achieved, entirely new measures are required. For this purpose, the Danish Energy Agency has now hired consulting engineering firm Cowi to develop a tender model that will enable acceleration of offshore wind turbine establishment.

”Since the world’s first offshore wind farm, Vindeby, was erected in 1991, we have expanded Danish offshore wind to hold a capacity of 2.3GW in just over 30 years. With the new political agreements, this capacity will have to at least quintuple within the next eight years and hopefully far more,” says Cowi’s head of Renewables, Jan Behrendt Ibsø, continuing:

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