Denmark and China sign offshore wind deal

Denmark has landed a three-year contract to help China install offshore wind farms.

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In a recent visit to China, Danish energy minister Lars Christian Lilleholt signed an agreement with Chinese energy minister Nur Bekri regarding the development of offshore wind farms in China. The deal earmarks DKK 8 billion (EUR 1.07 billion) to be used over the next three years to get experienced Danish personnel and companies to assist China in installing large offshore wind farms more quickly, reports Danish daily Politiken.

Lilleholt describes the deal as "a milestone for Danish-Chinese energy cooperation" and emphasizes that the agreement should be seen as a recognition of Danish knowledge of green energy production as well as a favorable opportunities for Danish companies to enter the Chinese market. Meanwhile, the Danish energy authority informs Politiken that Danish energy exports to China increased last year with DKK 600 million to DKK 3.7 billion.

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