In the summer of 1991, the humble beginning of the global offshore wind industry was launched with the installation of 11 Bonus turbines of 450 kW by Vindeby in Denmark. The progress made since then is evident in Dong Energy's goals for 2025: The Danish utility wants to have installed 11 to 12 GW offshore wind in 2025. This would be the same as installing more than a half Vindeby farm every single day for the next nine years.
Yet the development also means that Dong is not in complete control over whether or not its goals will be met. Apart from the already installed 3.6 GW, the company has set deals for a future 3.4 GW, which will consist of UK farms Burbo Bank 2, Race Bank, Walney 3+4, Hornsea 1, and the Dutch farms Borssele 1+2. However, the majority of the subsequent 5 GW depend on victories in auctions which are increasingly competitive.
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