The Danish Energy Agency (Energistyrelsen) has given the first green light to the planned Aflandshage offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

The application for the Aflandshage wind farm was submitted by investor Hofor Vind A/S. The feasibility study (environmental impact report) meets the requirements of Danish law. DEA emphasises that the approval of the feasibility study does not give the investor the right to build an offshore wind farm, but allows him to proceed to the next stages of the application process – including the submission of application for a construction permit.

The Danish Energy Agency will only make a final decision on whether to grant a building permit after public consultation on the building permit application has taken place on the basis of the currently approved environmental impact report.

Public consultation on the project’s environmental impact report was held from 29 November 2021 to 20 February 2022.

Offshore wind farm Aflandshage, source: Danish Energy Agency

The Aflandshage offshore wind farm project envisages the installation of 25-45 offshore wind turbines with a total installed capacity of up to 300 MW in an area of approx. 42 km2. The farm will be located in the Øresund Strait between the southern tip of Amager and Stevns. The turbine area including the cable corridor covers a total area of approximately 65 km2 and the distance from the turbine area to the nearest coastline will be over 8 kilometers. The offshore wind farm is expected to be connected to the grid at the existing 132 kV Energinet substation in Avedøreværket through a new 132 kV transformer substation.

Source: Energistyrelsen