European Energy has obtained its environmental impact assessment (EIA) approval for two of its offshore wind projects, Omø South and Jammerland Bay in Denmark. The projects have a total capacity of 560 MW, and will contribute to the transition to green energy in Denmark.
Back in 2012 European Energy began implementing the projects through the so-called open door procedure.
“I am pleased that we can contribute with such a significant boost to the green transition. In addition to supplying green electricity to over half a million Danish households, we will also remove about 750,000 tonnes of CO2. Furthermore, we will strengthen local growth and employment. In the construction phase, thousands will be employed – both directly and indirectly.“Knud Erik Andersen, CEO European Energy.
The two project will create 60-80 permanent jobs and 3.000-5.000 jobs during the construction phase.
European Energy is now able, with the approvals, to begin the next phase of the projects, which is the construction phase.
“We are very satisfied to receive the authorities’ approvals of both projects after eight years of thorough review. We are now ready to enter the next phase, which means that the projects will hopefully be ready to contribute to CO2-reductions by 2023. I would like to thank the authorities for their colaboration, which we look forward to continue. Furthermore, we are looking forward to continue the dialogue with local stakeholders, which is a priority for us.”Knud Erik Andersen, CEO European Energy.