06 Mar '17, 11am

Denmark eyes new sites for additional offshore wind power as minister hails expansion of @MHIVestas production

Denmark's government wants to screen the North and Baltic Seas for possible locations for additional offshore wind power, and build several test sites for wind at sea and onshore, energy minister Lars Christian Lilleholt said as turbine-maker MHI Vestas announced it will add more than 400 jobs in Danish factories. “I'm very happy for this news, which cements Denmark's global leadership position in the wind industry – a position which the Government wants to expand further,” Lilleholt said of the plant expansion. “We must bear in mind that Denmark only is a source of inspiration for other countries if the Green conversion is cost-effective and supports growth, competitiveness and employment.” Mapping its seas for further future offshore locations had been a key demand by the Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) in its push to give offshore wind an ambitious pipeline, as ...

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