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Ørsted hires three engineering firms to help plan energy isle bid

Aarsleff, Bouygues and Van Oord will help project partners Ørsted and ATP make designs for their tender bid to develop Denmark's planned energy island in the North Sea.

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Project partners Ørsted and Danish state pension fund ATP have now allied themselves with three engineering companies, Aarsleff, Bouygues and Van Oord, to develop concepts for building an embankment in the Danish North Sea to serve as an energy hub for offshore wind.

This will be the first time in world history that such an artificial isle is built, prompting ATP and Ørsted to say in a statement that this will "require collaboration between highly specialized companies with proven track-records within renewable energy development and complex offshore construction".

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