Earlier today, DONG Energy submitted a binding tender to the Danish Energy
Agency for the concession to build a 400 MW offshore wind farm off the Danish
island of Anholt in the Kattegat.
If the concession is awarded to DONG Energy, the total investment is expected
to represent up to DKK 10 billion.
“Building Anholt offshore wind farm will be an important milestone in the
expansion of renewable energy production in Denmark. DONG Energy has built half
of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, making us one of the market
leaders within this segment. The project will also fit well into our 85-15 plan
to significantly increase our portfolio of renewable energy and to reduce CO2
emissions. Therefore, we found it natural to bid for Anholt offshore wind
farm,” said Anders Eldrup, CEO of DONG Energy.
Anholt offshore wind farm is expected to supply its first power in 2012 and to
be finally completed in 2013. The wind farm will be able to supply CO2-free
power corresponding to the annual power consumption of 400,000 Danish
households, or four per cent of Denmark's total power consumption.
In 2009, DONG Energy built the world's largest wind farm, Horns Rev 2, which
has a capacity of 209 MW and is situated in the Danish sector of the North Sea,
as well as a similar wind farm in the UK. DONG Energy is currently building two
offshore wind farms in the UK and is the operator of several wind farms in
The winner of the concession for Anholt offshore wind farm is expected to be
announced on 19 April 2010. Until then, DONG Energy will not be able to provide
any further details concerning the project.
The information provided in this announcement will not change the previous
financial guidance for the financial year 2010 or the expected investment
For additional information, please contact:
+45 9955 2023
Morten Hultberg Buchgreitz
+45 9955 9750
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. We are
headquartered in Denmark. Our business is based on procuring, producing,
distributing and trading in energy and related products in Northern Europe. We
have approximately 6,000 employees and generated just under DKK 50 billion (EUR
6.6 billion) in revenue in 2009. For further information, see