Ramboll wins new multimillion energy island contract
By 2033, the island will have a capacity of 3 GW zero carbon electricity, equivalent to approximately half of Denmark’s electricity consumption today.
The energy island in the North Sea will be key to powering Europe with renewable energy.
By 2033, the island will have a capacity of 3 GW zero carbon electricity, equivalent to approximately half of Denmark’s electricity consumption today. By 2040, this figure rises to 10 GW– enough to power 10 million homes in Northern Europe.
"The North Sea energy island positions Denmark as a frontrunner in the implementation of renewable energy at large scale. Not only will this transformative project be crucial in helping achieve Denmark's national climate targets, it will also serve as an energy hub for Europe,” says Hannes Reuter, managing director for Ramboll's global Energy division.
“We believe the energy island can be a showcase for innovative and efficient offshore electrical infrastructure, helping pave the way for the future build-out of renewables, including green hydrogen, at global scale," he adds.
Acting as a hub, the energy island will gather the power produced by nearby offshore wind farms and distribute it to Denmark and neighbouring countries. As the client consultant, Ramboll will assist the Danish transmission system operator Energinet in establishing the artificial island’s electricity infrastructure.
The project will be one of the world’s first and largest offshore electrical infrastructure projects of its kind. With a total value of DKK 225 million (approx. EUR 30. million), and an option for subsequent maintenance, the project will employ 35 full-time Ramboll experts across the organisation in the coming 10 years.