September 26, 2022

Denmark to build the world's first 10 GW power island for $ 34 billion

Denmark to build the world's first 10 GW power island for $ 34 billion

Danish Energy Agency announced the planthe construction of a huge artificial island in the North Sea that will receive, store and distribute electricity from hundreds of wind turbines.

The marine power hub will be the largestconstruction in the history of the country and will cost the treasury about $ 34 billion. A 12-hectare hydraulic structure will be located 80 km from the coastline. The final capacity of the island will be 10 GW, but at the initial stage it will supply about 3 GW.

After finishing construction by 2033, the island will collectenergy from the first 200 wind generators, but over time their number will increase. Its main task will be to store and send electricity to European countries.

By 2050 Denmark plans to expandinfrastructure of the island, complemented by an electrolysis plant to extract hydrogen from seawater through excess capacity, storage facilities and a harbor. The H2 produced will be used as fuel for ships, aircraft and trucks.

According to the project description, ultimately the nodewill provide energy to about 10 million European households. The energy island should become one of the key elements of the program to phase out the country from fossil fuels.

The Danish government is promoting the development of renewable energy, and companies are developing more advanced generator models for wind turbines.