Windmills in the Baltic Sea, Yes Please!
According to the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, the group behind the government’s energy agreement has decided to place a giant offshore wind farm near Kriegers Flak outside Zealands East coast and close to Bornholm, or in the North Sea near Ringkøbing. This is great news according to the Port of Rønne A/S.
"We like the sound of that. We have just expanded the port in order to make it is suitable to handling heavy project materials related to the offshore wind market. Siemens Gamesa has already chosen us as their main port of departure once the first part of Warriors Flak is established in 2020. This park will be 600 megawatts and the wind turbine parts will be shipped from Port of Rønne, "says Thomas Bendtsen, CEO of Rønne Havn A / S in a press release.
The port of Rønne A/S which operates Denmark’s most eastern located commercial port believes that the North Sea has been ’first mover’ on the offshore wind farm market, but that the time is now for the eastern part of Denmark to be part of this movement, in order to spread commercial activities and employment through out the country.
Kriegers Flak is the first of the three offshore wind farms that will be established between now and 2030. Four spots were initially found for the wind farm which the engineering company Cowi has since screened, and subsequently reduced to two spots.
Each of the three offshore wind farms will be of 800 megawatts, which will be able to supply power for 800.000 Danish homes, according to the ministry
Source: Rønne Havn / Maritime Danmark