The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and transmission system operator Energinet have scheduled for 25th of November 2019 market dialogue for potential bidders and investors for the upcoming Thor offshore wind farm tender.
The Thor offshore wind farm is the first of the three new offshore wind farms with a minimum capacity of 800 MW, to be constructed before 2030, in line with the Energy Agreement of 2018.
Thor is to be located in the North Sea, outside of Nissum Fjord, at a minimum distance of 20 km from the coast.
The aim of the market dialogue is to optimize the tendering material in order to ultimately obtain the lowest possible bid price. During the market dialogue, the main elements of the tendering process will be presented and discussed with potential bidders and investors.
Potential bidders will thus have the opportunity to influence the framework conditions and the tendering material for Thor Offshore Wind farm.
In May 2019, the Danish Energy Agency and Energinet (the Danish TSO) held a successful technical market dialogue on preliminary site-investigations for the Thor site. The dialogue resulted in requests for supplementary surveys, which could help lower the bid price.
In particular, the bidders requested more knowledge about ON-SITE wind and OCEAN measurements as well as additional geotechnical surveys, which will now be included in the program for preliminary site-investigations.