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Denmark's 1-GW Thor project is on the verge of realization following the approval of its Environmental Impact Statement

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has approved the feasibility study report for the 1-GW Thor offshore wind project set in the North Sea waters of the west coast of Denmark.


The project is promoted by Thor Wind Farm I/S, an entity of German energy group RWE AG , which secured the concession to build and operate the wind farm in December 2021.


The feasibility study, covering an area of 286 square kilometres (110.4 sq miles), also includes the environmental impact study (EIS) and its approval enables Thor’s developer to apply for the construction permit, the DEA said.


RWE is now due to present the application for the construction licence. The application, along with the approved EIS and other relevant documents, will be submitted for an eight-week consultation period likely starting in early April. The DEA will then make a final decision on granting the construction licence, the agency said.


Thor’s 72 offshore wind turbines will be located 22 kilometres (13.7 miles) west of the fishing village of Thorsminde, which gave the project its name. The port of Thorsminde will also serve as the operation and maintenance base for the wind farm.


At 1 GW, Thor will be Denmark's largest offshore wind farm. The project is expected to be completed and connected to the grid by the end of 2027.




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