The largest project of Denmark, it is held by the Danish energy company DONG Energy (50%) and by two pension funds Pension Danmark (30%) and PKA (20%). This wind farm delivers a total power of 400 MW, enough to power nearly 400,000 Danish households in renewable electricity, covering 4% of the electricity needs of the country.
The Anholt offshore wind farm is located off the east side of Denmark, about 20 km north-east of the peninsula of Jutland. Siemens has installed 111 turbines in less than 9 months, on an area of 88 sq km and in waters up to 19 meters deep. “Despite the sometimes harsh weather conditions, we completed the Anholt offshore project in accordance with the schedule,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of the Wind Power Division within the Siemens Energy Sector.
Siemens, is already the fifth Anholt offshore wind farm officially opened in a few weeks. In the United Kingdom, the largest offshore wind farm in the world (London Array, 630 MW) and Greater Gabbard (504 MW) and Lincs (270 MW) projects were officially connected to the grid in July and August. In Germany, Riffgat (108 MW), the first offshore wind farm for a commercial project in the North Sea, was inaugurated in August.
“The deployment of our offshore projects in Europe in full swing,” said Markus Tacke.
“Siemens has already installed more than 3,900 MW of offshore capacity. Our projects reach the same order of magnitude as conventional power plants and we are making significant progress in the industrialization of offshore wind energy. Thus, we contribute to lower yet the cost of wind energy at sea,” added Markus Tacke.
The ferry company Anholt commute between the Danish town of Grenå, bordering the Strait of Kattegat, and the island of Anholt and along the largest offshore wind farm of the same name, which is the country . This facility is located off the east coast of Denmark, about 20 km north-east of the peninsula of Jutland. Siemens has installed all 111 turbines in less than 9 months, on an area of 88 sq km and in waters up to 19 meters deep.
The coast of Denmark, Siemens has installed, including the Anholt project, 9 offshore wind farms, with a combined capacity of approximately 1.1 GW.
The Danish government intends to cover by 2020, half of the country’s electricity needs with wind energy by 2012, this figure was already 30%. By 2050, Denmark will even overcome completely the use of fossil fuels in energy production.