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Sweco to advise on Danish energy island megaproject

by Sion Geschwindt
Sweco to advise on Danish energy island megaproject

Denmark’s Energy Agency has awarded Swedish engineering consultancy Sweco a SEK500m (£41m) nine-year contract to provide technical support for a proposed energy island in the North Sea.

The energy island will serve as an offshore power plant gathering and distributing green electricity from hundreds of wind turbines in its vicinity.

It will be able to serve offshore wind farms with a capacity of 3GW, with the option of expansion to 10GW. It is expected to have a total area of at least 120,000m², with 200 turbines in its first phase.

It is the biggest construction project in Danish history, costing an estimated 210bn kroner (£24bn; €28bn: $34bn).

Based on a modular design, project coordinators Ørsted and ATP said they want to make the North Sea energy island a “transformational project” for sustainable energy generation in Europe.

Sweco’s role will include proposing concepts, preparing tender documents, examining technical solutions, evaluating tenders and conducting inspections and quality reviews during the construction and transfer phases.

The work will involve 11 different professions and nearly 200 Sweco staff from six different countries.

“The energy transition is one of today’s greatest and most important challenges that is creating and will continue to create increased investment needs in many of Sweco’s core segments,” said Åsa Bergman, Sweco’s president and CEO.

“It is gratifying for us to be part of this journey and contribute to this transition as a prioritised partner for the Danish Energy Agency,” he added.

Image credit: Danish Energy Agency

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