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European Energy's offshore wind dreams suffer fatal blow

The Danish developer sees another nail in the coffin of offshore wind project Omø Syd, though the company still has some opportunity to break through the lid, as were it a scene from Kill Bill.

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Since 2012, Danish renewables developer European Energy has worked on building a 320MW offshore wind farm in the Danish waters known as Smålandsfarvandet between islands Zealand and Lolland: Omø Syd. But it hasn't exactly been straightforward, and now it seems the camel is about to buckle under the final straw.

The straw was placed on the camel's back on March 26 this year, when the Danish government announced the designation of six new marine bird protection zones. One of them in the area where European Energy has planned to build its offshore wind farm.

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