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Technical dialogue on site-investigations for Thor offshore wind farm

Press Release   •   Apr 12, 2019 13:52 CEST

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The Danish Energy Agency hosts a technical dialogue on site-investigations with potential developers and relevant experts related to the Thor offshore wind farm tender on 13th May 2019.

The Danish Energy Agency and Energinet (the Danish TSO) invite potential developers and relevant experts to participate in a technical dialogue on site-investigations for the Thor tender. The Thor offshore wind farm is the first of three new offshore wind farms to be built before 2030 in line with the Energy Agreement of 2018. The tender process for Thor is to be completed will final bids in 2021, and the construction of the wind farm is scheduled for 2024-2027.

Aim of the technical dialogue

The technical dialogue will focus on the scope and depth of the planned site-investigations, where interested developers and technical experts are invited to provide feedback on the proposed methodologies and expected products. A market dialogue with potential developers on other aspects of the Thor tender (time table, tender conditions, prequalification, negotiation and bid process, etc.) will be held in October 2019.

The technical dialogue on site-investigations will be based on presentations from the Danish Energy Agency and Energinet with a focus on:

  • Geophysical surveys
  • Cable surveys
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Studies for UXO and archaeology
  • MetOcean studies
  • Environmental assessments and relevant surveys

The results of the technical dialogue will be posted at the website for the Thor tender once completed.

Date and venue

  • 13 May 2019 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm
  • National Aquarium Denmark (Den Blå Planet), Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup, Greater Copenhagen, Denmark

The venue is only one stop from Copenhagen Airport with the metro located at the first floor in Terminal 3 followed by a short walk from Kastrup metro station to the aquarium.

Registration for participating

To participate, please register by email to Special Advisor Søren Dale Pedersen sdp@ens.dk

Participation is free of charge. Register no later than 6 May 2019.

Due to the limitation of seats available, relevant stakeholders will be prioritized and preregistration is necessary.

For more information about the Thor tender, please consult: http://ens.dk/thor

Contact persons

Special Advisor Søren Dale Pedersen, +45 3395 4323, sdp@ens.dk

Chief Advisor Jeppe Lundbæk, +45 3392 7553, jel@ens.dk

The work of the Danish Energy Agency involves matters relating to energy supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Agency is also responsible for Danish building policy and promotes more sustainable building with regard to energy consumption, use of materials and economic issues.

The Agency is responsible for the entire chain of tasks linked to energy production and supply, transportation and consumption, including energy efficiency and savings as well as Danish national CO2 targets and initiatives to limit emissions of greenhouse gasses. The Agency supports building-policy initiatives to increase the productivity and quality of building as well as the operation and maintenance of buildings, with focus on sustainable building. The Agency also collaborates with the building sector to establish a good framework for the industry.

The Danish Energy Agency was established in 1976, and is an agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building. The Agency employs about 360 persons.