With more than 20 years’ experience in the wind power industry, DONG Energy
is one of the leading offshore wind farm developers in the world and has
installed half of the world’s largest offshore wind farms.
The UK is one of DONG Energy’s primary markets for developing offshore wind,
having invested £5 billion since 2005. West of Duddon Sands is the
latest of five offshore wind farms to be commissioned by DONG Energy
with a capacity of 389MW. In 2015, together with partners, we
will commission another major offshore wind farm:
Westermost Rough. We also have a strong pipeline for the future with four offshore wind projects currently in development.
DONG Energy has been pivotal in the UK’s attainment of 4GW of installed
offshore wind power and we have delivered approximately one fifth of the total
capacity through the Barrow, Burbo Bank, Walney, Gunfleet Sands and West of Duddon Sands projects.
In the Crown Estate’s Round 2.5 Licence Round, DONG Energy was awarded the
licence to further extend the capacity of the Burbo Bank (up to 239MW) and
Walney (up to 750 MW) offshore wind farms, amounting to a total extension of
almost 1GW. We also have a further two projects in development.
The EU has set an ambitious target with 20% of
the energy consumed in Europe should come from renewable energy sources in 2020.
The UK is Europe’s windiest country, estimated to have a least one third of the
entire European Union wind resource. At DONG Energy we anticipate that our
offshore wind projects in the UK will play a key role in achieving the
Government and EU targets.