A strong marine and offshore construction service partnership has been formed to develop the world's first energy island. COWI has been appointed as owner's engineer.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has signed a partnership agreement with four internationally renowned companies within marine and offshore construction services to develop the energy island in the Danish North Sea. The four chosen contractors are ACCIONA, Boskalis, DEME and MT Højgaard International, each of which offer a unique set of capabilities and experience. The signing marks a significant step towards realising the world's first energy island to unlock the rapid and unprecedented build-out of global offshore renewable energy to fight climate change.
The energy island in the North Sea will be located approximately 80-100 kilometres off the Danish west coast in 25-30 meters deep waters. The weather conditions are harsh, but this is also where the conditions for green energy production based on offshore wind are optimal. The energy island will be able to connect 10 GW of offshore wind to Denmark and other neighbouring markets and host an innovation zone with potential for large-scale energy storage and green fuel production technologies.
We are pleased to have been appointed owner's engineer to support CIP and the Vindø consortium with this ground-breaking green transition project. Developing the world's first offshore wind energy island and the green fuel production technologies that come with it, and in this way supplying renewable energy to 10 million households in Europe, is a truly motivating project to be part of.
The illustration shows only one of the many possible outcomes. The final design concept and island configuration will be decided at a later stage.
Søren Kragh Pedersen
Head of Group PA & PR