It has been announced that Shell is joining the VindØ consortium, which aims to play a leading role in developing and constructing Denmark’s first-ever energy island.
This move follows Shell’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2022 to join the consortium. Other partners in the consortium include PensionDanmark and PFA – two of Denmark’s biggest pension funds – Andel, Denmark’s biggest utility company, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.
The consortium’s goal is to create an artificial energy island in the North Sea off the west coast of Denmark, approximately 80-100 kilometers away.
The island will be ideally situated for the production of green energy based on offshore wind. It will be capable of connecting 10 GW of offshore wind power to Denmark and neighboring countries, as well as offering an innovation zone with the potential for large-scale energy storage and Power-to-X production.
Accommodation and operation and maintenance services will be available on-site from harbor facilities.
To develop the energy island, the consortium has signed a partnership agreement with internationally renowned marine and offshore construction services companies DEME, Boskalis, and MT Højgaard.
Thomas Dalsgaard, Partner in Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners said “We and the other members of the VindØ consortium are excited to welcome Shell. Bringing decades of experience with large offshore infrastructure projects and strengths as a global energy company, the addition of Shell bolsters our consortium and our bid to construct Denmark’s first energy island.”
“Together the consortium looks forward to the initiation of the tendering process for the energy island and the publishment of the tender material from the Danish Energy Agency.”
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