Over the next nine years, Sweco will assist the Danish Energy Agency with technical advice on Denmark’s planned energy island in the North Sea, which will be one of the first of its kind.
The Danish Energy Agency’s aim for the planned energy island is to ensure that the country can harvest its unique offshore wind resources in the best possible way and establish a role model for the green transition globally.
“The energy transition is one of today’s greatest and most important challenges that is creating and will continue to create increased investment needs in many of Sweco’s core segments. It is gratifying for us to be part of this journey and contribute to this transition as a prioritised partner for the Danish Energy Agency,” says Åsa Bergman, President and CEO of Sweco.
Sweco’s support to the Danish Energy Agency’s construction of the energy island in the North Sea will include proposing concepts, preparing tender documents, examining technical solutions, evaluating tenders, and conducting inspections and quality reviews during the construction and transfer phases. The work from Sweco involves 11 different professions and nearly 200 Sweco colleagues from six different countries.
”I am very happy and proud of Sweco being awarded this historic and vital challenge to develop one of the world’s first energy islands. It is a recognition of Sweco’s cross border expertise and a truly example of how we at Sweco are transforming society together with our clients,” says Dariush Rezai, Business Area President Sweco Denmark.
Sweco plans and designs the sustainable communities and cities of the future. The company based in Sweden is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy,
An artificial island will be constructed with the capacity to serve as a hub for up to 3 GW of offshore wind farms initially, and potentially up to 10 GW in the future. The artificial island may take the form of a sand island, steel platforms, or a large container lowered into place and filled with stone material, and would be located approximately 80 kilometres west of Jutland, at a water depth of 26–27 metres.
The project will be the largest construction project in Denmark’s history and will increase the country’s total offshore wind energy capacity fourfold if the initial phase is completed or sevenfold if fully expanded.
(Source and image: Sweco – Denmark’s future energy island)