RWE Commences Construction of Onshore Substation for Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

RWE Commences Construction of Onshore Substation for Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) Renewable energy company RWE has begun construction on the onshore substation for the Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark. The wind farm is set to become Denmark’s largest to date, producing over 1,000 MW of green electricity and supplying over a million households. Sustainable solutions such as CO2-reduced steel towers will be deployed, and RWE will be the first developer in the world to utilise Siemens Gamesa’s GreenerTowers. The substation will be built by Siemens Energy and MT Højgaard Danmark, and RWE aims to recruit at least 60 people locally for operation and maintenance positions.

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 4-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — RWE AG (ETR: RWE), a German multinational energy company, has broken ground on the onshore substation for the Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark. This marks the beginning of one of Denmark’s largest contributions to the green transition, with Thor set to become the country’s largest offshore wind farm to date. The onshore substation, which will be built in the municipality of Lemvig, will be carried out by Siemens Energy and MT Højgaard Danmark. The wind farm will also create many jobs and vocational training positions locally, with RWE planning to recruit at least 60 people for the operation and maintenance of Thor.

Erik Flyvholm, Mayor of Lemvig: “This is perhaps one of the most important groundbreaking ceremonies in Lemvig in recent times. It is the beginning of a massive wind project and the beginning of an energy adventure in Northwestern Jutland to the benefit of the climate, the region and the municipality. I wish for a fruitful partnership with RWE that will benefit both parties.”

Pia Lanken, CEO of RWE Renewables Denmark: “I am very excited to be part of today’s groundbreaking ceremony, which will be a big step forward for Denmark’s green transition. We already work closely with the local community, politicians, fishermen and educational institutions. It is crucial that we are in dialogue with these stakeholders because we want to contribute to local development. This is one of the reasons why we have committed to employing at least 30 vocational trainees for this major project.”

Thor offshore wind farm, located approximately 22 kilometers off the coast of Thorsminde in the Danish part of the North Sea, is planned to have a capacity of over 1,000 MW. Once operational, it will produce enough green electricity to supply more than one million Danish households. To help solve the climate crisis, sustainable solutions such as CO2-reduced steel towers from Siemens Gamesa will be deployed at Thor, making RWE the first developer in the world to utilise Siemens Gamesa’s GreenerTowers. In 2010, RWE built and now operates the Danish Rødsand 2 offshore wind farm.

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Additional pictures for media use will be provided after the event at the RWE Media Centre.

Media contact:

Sarah Knauber
RWE Offshore Wind
T +49 201 5179 5404

RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing more than €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass, and gas. RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers. RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company wants to phase out coal by 2030. RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. On its way there, the company has set itself ambitious targets for all activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that these emission reduction targets are in line with
the Paris Agreement. Very much in the spirit of the company’s purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life.

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