Total and Iberdrola partner to bid for Danish Offshore Windfarm Thor
Total, a global broad energy company and experienced offshore operator in the Danish North Sea, has joined forces with Iberdrola, one of the world's largest wind power generators, to develop plans for an offshore windfarm in Denmark.
The 50/50 partnership has been pre-qualified by the Danish Energy Agency to submit a bid for the Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. Thor will be one of the largest offshore windfarms in the world with a capacity between 800 MW-1,000MW.
“Total has a strong ambition to reach net zero by 2050 together with society and to play a major role in the energy transition in Europe. Our participation in the Thor tender is in line with this ambition as it underpins our desire to support the energy transition in Denmark, where we build on more than half a century of Danish offshore operational experience being a reliable energy partner to Denmark,” says Martin Rune Pedersen, Country Chair for Total in Denmark.
“The continued development of offshore wind is vital to deliver a decarbonized world, and Thor will be a very important project for Denmark's energy transition. As a global leader in offshore wind, with major projects already operating in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, we look forward to bringing our experience to this exciting new venture,” says Jonathan Cole, Iberdrola's Global Managing Director for offshore wind.
The partnership is working to develop a competitive bid towards the expected award from the Danish Energy Agency by the end of 2021.
KEY FACTS: THOR OFFSHORE WIND FARM
- The wind farm will be connected to the grid between year 2025 and 2027.
- The Danish Energy Agency expects to conclude the tendering process with final bids in Q4 2021.
- Additional information can be found via the Danish Energy Agency: [https://ens.dk/en/our-responsibilities/wind-power/ongoing-offshore-wind-tenders/thor-offshore-wind-farm]