Ørsted adds partners in bid for world’s first energy island project

north sea energy island
Denmark's North Sea energy island will produce 3 GW of energy, with a long-term expansion goal of 10 GW, using 200 offshore wind turbines. (Courtesy: Orsted)

Global offshore wind leader Ørsted is adding to its team in hopes of winning a bid to build the world's first artificial energy island.

Denmark's North Sea energy island will produce 3 GW of energy, with a long-term expansion goal of 10 GW, using 200 offshore wind turbines. Ørsted is adding industrial construction experts Aarsleff, Bouygues, and Van Oord to its bid for the project.

north sea energy island project
Denmark's North Sea energy island will produce 3 GW of energy, with a long-term expansion goal of 10 GW, using 200 offshore wind turbines. (Courtesy: Danish Energy Agency)

"Aarsleff, Bouygues, and Van Oord comprise the strongest possible team to support our bid for the Danish North Sea energy island," said Rasmus Errboe, Head of Continental Europe at Ørsted. "We have selected these world-class suppliers based on their outstanding credentials within sustainability and innovation to make sure that the energy island is constructed with respect for the unique environment in the North Sea and with the highest degree of technical and commercial competencies."

Ørsted, backed by ATP, Denmark's largest institutional investor, will submit its bid for the Danish North Sea energy island in 2023.

The energy island is expected to produce enough energy to power 3 million homes in support of Denmark's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 70% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

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