The Danish Energy Agency has formally announced its plans to build the world’s first energy island in the North Sea. This energy island will be artificially constructed.
European Union plans to shift to mostly on renewable energy in the coming ten years. So by 2050, it is going to increase its offshore wind energy capacity 25-fold.
Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen, said, “The energy hub in the North Sea will be the largest construction project in Danish history. It will make a big contribution to the realization of the enormous potential for European offshore wind, and I am excited for our future collaboration with other European countries,”
Here are some of its features:
- The island will be about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the coast of the Jutland Peninsula.
- It will be owned by a public-private partnership.
- This project is expected to generate sufficient energy to meet the electricity needs of 3 million European households.Climate-neutral Europe
The main aim of the project is to use renewable energy to fuel planes, ships, trucks, and more.
- The 120,000-m² (12 hectares) clean energy island will cost $34 billion to build.
- The project aims to be completed by 2033.
- It offers huge opportunities for future expansion, including harbors and storage facilities.