Since mid-May, when Denmark lifted all its geographical and quantitative restrictions on wind turbine ownership (Windpower Monthly, June 2000), the number of shares sold has not risen considerably, but a handful of people have bought 200-300 shares in the wind farm, Larsen says. All are from Denmark. The other half of the DKK 350 million project is owned by a local utility, Københavns Belysningsvæsen.
Foundations are currently being cast for the 20, 2 MW Bonus machines, and MV plans to have the first in place on the sand bank in mid-September. To improve safety conditions and cut installation time at sea, MV will mount the lower half of the turbine towers-including transformer and connection device-onto the foundations before shipping them out to the site, Larsen says. MV aims to commission the wind farm by December.