On 14 December, the Danish Energy Agency approved Vattenfall's construction plans for, and environmental assessment of, the offshore wind farms Vesterhav Syd and Nord. The two arrays together will include 41 WTGs totalling 350 MW and increase Danish electricity production from wind turbines by around 10 %.
Vattenfall can now begin the next stage of construction work.
Among the design initiatives will be a completely new installation design that maximises the turbines' distance to the coast within the area designated by the Danish state. For Vesterhav Syd this means that the turbines will be located around 9 km off the coast. For Vesterhav Nord, the northernmost turbine will be moving from its originally planned location to about 8 km from the coast.
In addition, Vattenfall will install a radar system that allows the light beacons on the turbines to be significantly dimmed at night, provided that the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority approves it. Approval of the radar system must be given by the same authority by the end of Q2 2021 if the system is to be integrated optimally with other project processes.