Copenhagen may become home to two new wind farms

Danish utility Hofor will soon find out if it can begin the large-scale development of offshore wind off the island of Amager in Copenhagen. These wind turbines could potentially be built without state subsidies if wind, subcontractors and authorities allow it.

Archive photo, Middelgrunden Offshore Wind Farm as seen from the beach Amager Strandpark. | Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/Bax Lindhardt

Within a few years, the people of Copenhagen could be sunbathing and swimming alongside new wind turbines.

The city's utility Hofor and the City of Copenhagen are now filing for permission to launch preliminary examinations for two potential offshore wind farms which could pave the way for massive development of offshore wind power around the Danish capital.

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