The Danish Energy Agency has granted HOFOR Vind permission to construct the Aflandshage offshore wind farm in the Øresund Strait. The wind farm will include up to 26 offshore wind turbines. It will have individual capacities ranging from 9.5 MW to 11 MW and a combined capacity ranging from 247 MW to 286 MW. Aflandshage is located approximately eight kilometers south of Stevns and ten kilometers south of Amager.
HOFOR began working on the project in 2011. However, the Danish Energy Agency granted permission to assess the project’s establishment in March 2019. In June 2022, the agency approved the environmental report for the offshore wind power project. The Danish Energy Agency made the decision, which is now appealable, based on HOFOR Vind’s application for an establishment permit, which was submitted in June.
The Aflandshage offshore wind farm project
The wind farm is anticipated to be connected to the electricity grid at Ørsted’s Avedøre Power Station. Consequently, the offshore wind farm will be linked to the existing 132 kV station. This will be via a new 33 or 66 kV / 132 kV transformer station. HOFOR and Ørsted agreed last year to supply power from the offshore wind farm to the 1.3 GW Green Fuels for Denmark venture, which entails the production of sustainable fuels in the Greater Copenhagen area.
The power from Aflandshage could permit parts of Green Fuels for Denmark’s second phase of 250 MW. Thus, it would reach the power demand for the project’s first phase, according to the agreement with Ørsted. In addition to Green Fuels for Denmark, the contract could cover the power requirements of the electrolysis plant that will deliver hydrogen to DFDS’s proposed hydrogen-powered ferry between Copenhagen and Oslo if the proposal is realized.
The Aflandshage offshore wind farm is expected to generate enough electricity. Thus, it would power up to 300,000 homes in the region around the resund. It is expected to make a significant contribution to Denmark’s goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the second half of 2024. Consequently, the wind farm is expected to begin operations in 2026.