Orsted, a power company based in Denmark, has reportedly revealed plans for a new offshore wind capacity of 5GW that would connect Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Poland, making it the world's first energy island in the Baltic Sea.
The offshore wind pacemaker wants to launch the huge cluster with a 1GW wind farm in the Rønne Banke area, which Denmark has already allocated for future developments.
Orsted recently proposed to the Danish government to execute the tender to set up Rønne Banke as the next step of the offshore wind development project of the organization.
Although refusing to provide a specific timeline, Orsted said that the offshore wind network of 1GW would be extended to 3-5GW, with interconnections expanding to Germany and Sweden. Also, this could allow Denmark to achieve its pollution goals for 2030.
Martin Neubert, CEO of Orsted Offshore, said the delivery of offshore wind clusters to several countries is needed to make Europe greener. Neubert also proposed integrating the current transmitting installation plans and assigned offshore wind areas with Bornholm, a granite island, before incorporating large artificial sand islands.
In the meantime, Orsted further argued that the Bornholm cluster would help generate large amounts of power to electrify heating and transportation in Denmark as well as other countries it serves. The integration of green hydrogen production with the cluster will aim to provide clean fuel to turn industries such as aviation and heavy transport that are difficult to decarbonize.
While Christina Aabo, Head of R&D at Orsted, recently spoke at the Recharge Summit in Copenhagen, saying that Bornholm's plan is the next step in technology and size, Denmark's government still has to decide on Orsted's proposal. Orsted has not released specifics of the plan.
Orsted is Denmark's largest clean energy company. The company builds, develops and works onshore and offshore wind farms, energy storage facilities and solar farms, bioenergy plants and supplies its customers with intelligent energy-based products.
Tags : Orsted, power company , Energy and Power, Denmark ,