Nearshore wind tender

Find information on current issues related to upcoming 350 MW nearshore wind tender in Denmark

 

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18.07.2016 Final tender material slightly amended

The final tender material for the nearshore tender has been slightly amended again. Please find version 2.3 under 'Documents' on the right, as well as under 'Published material'.


20.06.2016 Final tender material slightly amended

The final tender material for the nearshore tender has been slightly amended. Please find version 2.2 under ´Documents' on the right, and under 'Published material'.


12.05.2016 Final tender material in English published

The final tender material for the nearshore tender has now been published. Find it under ´Documents' on the right, or in the menu 'Published material'.The 5 licenses for construction are still pending. 


02.05.16 Updated questions and answers concerning tender material penalty

Find it here.


29.04.2016 Final tender material published

The final tender material for the nearshore tender has now been published. Find it under 'Documents' on the right, or in the menu 'Published material'.

The English version will follow shortly.

The instruction to Energinet.dk to reinforce the transmission grid is expected to follow during May.

The deadline for final tender is 1 September 2016, at 14.00. 


07.01.2016 Additional public hearing of the EIA reports for Smålandsfarvandet and Sejerø Bugt and summarising reports published

The summarising reports from the first public hearing of the EIA for all six wind farms have been finalised. The reports are in Danish only and can be found on the Danish site for ‘published material’ here.

Updated assessments of the environmental impact (EIA) for the establishment of Smålandsfarvandet and Sejerø Bugt Offshore wind farms with sea cables and associated land facilities are in eight weeks of additional public hearing due to updated population figures for the common scoter.

The updated EIA concludes that it is possible to build a total of up to 350 MW of wind farms at the locations in Sejerø Bugt and Smålandsfarvandet, however for Sejerø Bugt on a cropped area. The updated EIA’s can be found here (in Danish only).


13.10.2015: English translation of draft tender material is now available

An English translation of the revised draft tender material for the nearshore tender is now available. Find it under 'Documents' on the right, or in the menu 'Published material'.

08.10.2015: Revised draft tender material is now available

The revised draft tender material for the nearshore tender is now available. Find it under 'Documents' on the right, or in the menu 'Published material'.


31.07.2015: Public hearing of EIA for Sæby nearshore wind farm - extension of the deadline

The public consultation of the EIA for Sæby is extended. New deadline for comments is 24 August, 2015.

The deadline is extended to give locale MPs, in the newly elected parliament, and others better opportunity to comment on the EIA.

You can find the EIA (in Danish only) including a non-technical summary and the background reports under Preliminary Surveys. Some of the background reports are in Danish and some are in English.

If you wish to comment on the EIA, please do so to the Nature Agency:
E-mail:
nst@nst.dk (we prefer email)

Or by letter:
Naturstyrelsen, Tværgående Planlægning
Haraldsgade 53, 2100 København Ø

Please state your name and adress as well as the following subject:
VVM for Sæby havmøllepark, j.nr. NST-131-00170


 

15.07.2015: Public consultation of EIAs for Smålandsfarvandet and Sejerø Bugt nearshore wind farms 

The EIAs for Smålandsfarvandet and Sejerø Bugt is now available, and will be in public consultation until 23 September, 2015.

You can find the EIA (in Danish only) including a non-technical summary and the background reports under Preliminary Surveys. Some of the background reports are in Danish and some are in English.

If you wish to comment on the EIA, please do so to the Nature Agency:
nst@nst.dk (we prefer email)

Or by letter:

Naturstyrelsen, Tværgående Planlægning
Haraldsgade 53, 2100 København Ø

Please state your name and address as well as one of the following subjects:

VVM for Sejerø Bugt havmøllepark, j.nr. NST-131-00171
or
VVM for Smålandsfarvandet havmøllepark, j.nr. NST-131-00172

A public meeting regarding the EIAs will be held – for Smålandsfarvandet on 1 September and for Sejerø Bugt on 2 September, see the details below.

Smålandsfarvandet:

1 September 2015, from 18.30-20.30.

Location:
Kobæk strand Konferencecenter A/S
Kobækvej 85
4230 Skælskør

Sejerø Bugt:

2 September 2015, from 17.30-20.00

Location:
Kultur- og Idrætshallerne
(Kalundborg hallerne, Hal 1, Indgang fra Torvet Indgang D)
J Hagemann-Petersens Alle 11
4400 Kalundborg


14.07.2015 New executive presentation on the possibility of changing the tenderer. A new revised version has been published on August 18, 2015. Please find the revised version under published material.

The executive presentation on the possibility of changing the tenderer highlights the current limitations that follow from Danish jurisprudence with regard to the possibility of making any subsequent changes in the tenderer after pre-qualification and throughout the duration of the contract.

The presentation, however also informs that the DEA is going to introduce more flexibility after the award of the concessions through the insertion of a clear, precise and unequivocal review clause in the concession contract which among other things will allow the concessionaire to add a new financial member as well as replace a joint-venture member under certain circumstances.

Find the executive presentation on the possibility of changing the tenderer here.


09.06.2015 Three tenderers are prequalified in the Nearshore wind tender

Today the Danish Energy Agency has announced the decision to prequalify Wpd HOFOR Danish Offshore Consortium, European Energy Nearshore Consortium and Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S for the Nearshore wind tender of 350 MW.

The Danish Energy Agency has received five applications for prequalification, three of which have been invited to participate in the coming tender negotiations.

The three prequalified tenderers have been selected to submit a first indicative tender for one or more of the six possible nearshore wind farm sites, where price is the only criteria.

Compared to the latest tender at Horns Rev 3, the criteria for Nearshore wind has been lowered in order to open op for new players to the offshore wind market and thereby to enhance the competition and secure lower electricity prices both in this tender and in future offshore wind tenders.

In the last year the Danish Energy Agency has been involved in a technical dialogue with the potential tenderers to find the right level of criteria and the DEA has also advertised the tender in the international market place. The Danish Energy Agency finds that this strategy has worked since two of the three prequalified tenderers are new to the Danish offshore market.

The nearshore tender will be concluded in spring 2016 and the nearshore wind farms have to be completed by 1 January 2020.

Click here to read the press release in Danish.


 

22.05.2015: Public hearing of EIA for Sæby nearshore wind farm


The EIA for Sæby is now available, and will be in public consultation until 3 August, 2015. NOTE the deadline for comments has been postponed until 24 August, 2015.

 

You can find the EIA (in Danish only) including a non-technical summary and the background reports under Preliminary Surveys. Some of the background reports are in Danish and some are in English.

If you wish to comment on the EIA, please do so to the Nature Agency:
E-mail:
nst@nst.dk (we prefer email)

Or by letter:
Naturstyrelsen, Tværgående Planlægning
Haraldsgade 53, 2100 København Ø

Please state your name and adress as well as the following subject:
VVM for Sæby havmøllepark, j.nr. NST-131-00170

A public meeting regarding the EIA for Sæby nearshore wind farm will be held Thursday 28 Maj 2015 from 1900-2100 at the Cultural Centre ”Manegen” Rådhuspladsen 2, 9300 Sæby.



18.05.2015: English translation of the nearshore wind tender material (preliminary tender specification) published

The English translation of the nearshore wind tender material can be found here.

 


07.05.2015: Public hearing of EIAs for Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord

Energinet.dk has prepared the EIAs (Environmental Impact Assessment) for all the 6 nearshore wind farm sites.

The EIAs for Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord was published on 5 May 2015, and will be out for public consultation until 30 June, 2015.

You can find the EIA including a non-technical summary and the background reports in the section "Preliminary Surveys”.
Here you can also find a translation of the non-technical summary for Vesterhav Syd. The non-technical summary is only available in Danish for Vesterhav Nord.

Some of the background reports are in Danish and some of those most relevant to the tenderers are in English.

If you wish to comment on the EIA, please do so to the Nature Agency on one of the following adresses:

nst@nst.dk (we prefer email)

or by letter to:

Naturstyrelsen
Haraldsgade 53, 2100 København Ø

e-post: nst@nst.dk

Please state your name and adress and one of the following subjects:
VVM for Vesterhav Nord Havmøllepark, j.nr. NST-131-00168
OR
VVM for Vesterhav Syd Havmøllepark, j.nr. NST-131-00169

 


07.05.2015: EIAs for Sejerø Bugt, Smålandsfarvandet and Sæby delayed

The EIAs (Environmental Impact Assessments) for Sejerø Bugt, Smålandsfarvandet and Sæby nearshore wind farms unfortunately are delayed.

We will know more in the very near future and post the news here. The EIAs for Bornholm, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord are published and can be found under Preliminary Surveys.


04.05.2015 Draft tender material now available

The draft tender material is now available for download from the page Published material.

The draft tender material consists of the preliminary tender specifications and its appendices, which cover the models for all the licenses and the authorisation, an appendix on grid connection, etc.

The tender material includes a generic model license including most of the requirements that will be set for each project. However, when the results of the EIAs and the public hearing are available, site specific licenses will be created for each site.

The tender material is in Danish. We are in the process of translating the rest into English and will notify you when this becomes available.

The draft tender material will be revised following the public consultation of the EIAs. The final adjustments will be made after the negotiations with the prequalificed actors.

The final tender material will be published in January 2016.

 


20.04.2015 Public consultation of EIA for Bornholm nearshore wind farm

 Energinet.dk has prepared the EIAs (Environmental Impact Assessment) for all the 6 nearshore wind farm sites.

The EIA for Bornholm is now published, and will be out for public hearing until 18 June, 2015.

You can find the EIA including a non-technical summary and the background reports in the section "Preliminary Surveys”.
Here you can also find a translation of the non-technical summary.

Some of the background reports are in Danish and some of those most relevant to the tenderers are in English


If you wish to comment on the EIA, please do so to one of the following adresses:

ens@ens.dk (we prefer email)

or by letter to:

Energistyrelsen
Amaliegade 44
1256 København K

Please state the subject: VVM for Bornholm Havvindmøllepark - j.nr. 2015-1778

The rest of the EIAs for Sæby, Smålandsfarvandet, Sejerø Bugt, Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd will be sent out for public consultation before 1 May 2015.