Zero-subsidy coastal offshore wind farms are imminent

European Energy is planning to install four coastal offshore wind farm in Danish waters. Onshore wind turbines, drab barges and new models could pave the way for such facilities being constructed without public tenders – and without subsidy.

European Energy also became an offshore wind operator this summer with its purchase of offshore wind farm Sprogø Windpark. The company plans to install far more turbines than the farm's seven. | Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/Claus Fisker

Four new coastal offshore wind farms might be installed in Danish waters in the nearer future.

Or rather, such wind farms will not not entirely new. Danish energy company European Energy is developing projects Omø Bugt and Jammerland Syd, for which the firm applied for licensing already back in 2012 in a open-door ordinance. The same is true in regard to the even older coastal offshore farms near the northern Danish port town of Frederikshavn as well as project Mejlflak located in the Bay of Aarhus.

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