Energinet has selected Intertek to undertake constraints analysis, consenting advice, and cable route and landfall assessments for the North Sea Energy Island offshore Denmark.

North Sea Energy Island
Source: Denmark’s Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities

The project will include 3 GW of offshore wind farm assets, an energy hub on an artificial island 80 kilometres offshore to facilitate substation functionality in the North Sea, export cables to Jutland and a subsea interconnector cable to the Netherlands or Belgium.

The target for the project is to deliver commission-for-operation approval by the end of 2030, beyond which the ambition is to increase capacity in the North Sea hub to 10 GW.

Intertek has joined forces with subconsultant NIRAS to deliver the work. Intertek and NIRAS will undertake a technical assessment to establish the basis for a subsequent and staged process toward consent applications, offshore surveys, environmental investigations, and risk assessments related to installation and operation.

Intertek will develop the cable routes for the offshore energy hub and identify landfall cable connection points in line with the client’s technical specifications.

”We are proud and excited to be providing expert technical assessment and quality assurance for this pioneering and historical project, helping Denmark to not only achieve its 2030 target of a 70% reduction in 1990 greenhouse gas emissions, but also to become carbon neutral by 2050,” Andy Page, Intertek Energy & Water’s Site Characterisation and Engineering Lead, said.

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