Ramboll will undertake environmental investigations for Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm

12 December 2019
The Danish Energy Agreement announced in 2018 that Energinet is planning to build three large offshore wind farms in Denmark in the next 10 years. Energinet has chosen Ramboll to lead the entire strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process for the first of these, called Thor.
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Mikkel Benthien Kristensen

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Thor is expected to power 800,000 homes and create more than 8,000 jobs in the development phases, which will support Denmark’s ambition towards becoming carbon neutral.

Energinet chose Ramboll based on our strong expertise and experience specifically with environmental assessments of offshore wind farms.

“Thor will become Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm and is a strategically important project. It is crucial for us to have an environmental advisor that has solid experience with such complex projects,” says Margot Møller Nielsen, Sub-Project Manager from Energinet.

Ramboll will lead an organisation with specialised subconsultants and is looking forward to working on the project:

“As a sustainable society consultant, we are very pleased to help bring Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to life. Thor is an example of the type of major impact assessments that we are capable of when we combine our experience and expertise across our global impact assessment organisation in Ramboll”, says Mikkel Benthien, Impact Assessment Spearhead Director, Ramboll Environment & Health.

The new wind farm is named Thor after Thorsminde, the nearest village to the development, which will be located in the North Sea, 20 km from the coast and west of Nissum Fjord. The wind farm will have a capacity of 800-1,000 MW and will be connected to the grid between 2024 and 2027.

Preparing for the future environmental impact assessment (EIA)

The SEA and the environmental investigations will form the background for a future EIA. Ramboll is responsible for the entire SEA process for the offshore wind farm, including power cable connections. Furthermore, Ramboll is undertaking environmental investigations for parameters including underwater noise, navigation safety as well as field work for benthos and marine mammals.

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