Today, the Supervisory Board of DONG Energy has decided to construct and
operate the two UK offshore wind farms, Walney Island and Gunfleet Sands II.
Walney Island will have a capacity of 151 MW distributed on 42 wind turbines
and is scheduled to go into production in 2010. Gunfleet Sands II will have a
capacity of 64 MW distributed on 18 wind turbines and is scheduled to go into
production in 2010. The expected investment is DKK 3.8 billion in Walney Island
and DKK 1.4 billion in Gunfleet Sands II.
“The decision to build the two new offshore wind farms is a key component in
DONG Energy's strategy to increase the proportion of electricity generated from
renewable energy sources. Apart from our existing off shore wind farms we are
already developing two other offshore wind farms, Gunfleet Sands I and Horns
Rev II, that are scheduled for completion in 2009. With the completion of four
new offshore wind farms in 2010 we will have increased our production capacity
within wind- and water energy by over 60 % compared to today,” says DONG Energy
CEO Anders Eldrup.
Walney Island will be placed in the Irish Sea 15 km off the West coast of
England and is the first stage of a project, where DONG Energy has acquired the
right to develop, build and operate an offshore wind farm with a capacity of up
to 450 MW on the site. The project received its final approval from the UK
authorities in November 2007.
Gunfleet Sands II will be placed in the Thames Estuary off the East coast of
England as a direct extension of DONG Energy's already projected 108 MW
offshore windfarm Gunfleet Sands I, which is scheduled for completion in 2009.
In addition to Walney Island and the two Gunfleet Sands projects, DONG Energy
has two other offshore wind farms in the UK, Barrow and Burbo Bank, which are
both in operation.
For further information, please contact:
Phone: +45 6155 7881
Steen Juul Jensen
Phone: +45 3057 8882
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in the Nordic region. Our
headquarter is in Denmark. Our business is based on procuring, producing,
distributing, trading and selling energy and related products in Northern
Europe. The company delivered revenue of DKK 36.6 billion in 2006 (approx. EUR
4.9 billion or USD 6.4 billion). DONG Energy has approx. 4,500 employees. For
further information, please visit www.dongenergy.com