Køge Harbor will be absolutely central when the Aflandshage Offshore Wind Farm is to be established. In 2026, the Øresund region will receive green power from wind turbines at Aflandshage, which corresponds to the consumption of 300,000 households per year, and a new agreement means that the Port of Køge must provide space for, among other things, pre-assembly and unloading of the wind turbines.

When the Øresund region from 2026 is to receive power from wind turbines at Aflandshage, which corresponds to the consumption of 300,000 households, Køge Harbor will become absolutely central. The wind turbines will be set up at sea – but pre-assembly and unloading will take place on a land and quay area at Køge Harbour. This means jobs and development, all as part of the green transition that is now gaining full speed in Køge.

The utility company HOFOR is responsible for establishing the Aflandshage Wind Farm, and HOFOR has entered into an agreement with Siemens Gamesa to produce, deliver and install 26 wind turbines for the project. An agreement between the Port of Køge and Siemens Gamesa means that a larger land area at the Port of Køge will be used for activities in this connection. The agreement includes reinforcement and expansion of both the quay and the area behind it.

It is a huge step for the climate that we are on our way to securing electricity from wind turbines for so many people in the Øresund area. With this agreement, we will create a completely new foundation for development within the green transition. This means that Køge will benefit from the jobs that are created in this connection – and that we in Køge will become experts in precisely the part that involves installing wind turbines on land, says Mayor Marie Stærke.

There is a rapidly increasing need for green power for electric cars, heating with heat pumps and the production of the future’s sustainable fuels for trucks, ships and planes. With Aflandshage Windmill Park, we are at the forefront of meeting this need and ensuring the green transition in the Øresund region. With Køge as the installation port – and the Danish shipping company Cadeler which transports and installs the wind turbines in Øresund – it will now be concretely possible for HOFOR to build our 26 offshore wind turbines and at the same time contribute to the port’s development. It is a big advantage for the construction of the wind farm that the harbor is so close, says Susanne Juhl, who is chairman of the board of HOFOR.

With this agreement, the Port of Køge is looking into an exciting decade as a pre-assembly port for the future wind farms in our immediate area and the Baltic Sea. No wind turbines at sea without ports, says port director Thomas Kampmann.

In order to support the achievement of the European climate targets for more offshore wind towards 2030 and beyond, we need to significantly increase port capacity. We look forward to the fact that, in tandem and in close cooperation with the Port of Køge, we can now add part of the necessary capacity, says Christian L. Johansen, commodity manager for Ports & Transport in Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine business.

Source: Port of Køge