Six suppliers compete for new offshore station in Denmark

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Six wind turbine suppliers are to compete for orders for 64-96 machines for the offshore wind station to be built at Rødsand in the Baltic Sea between the south coast of Denmark and the north coast of Germany. Construction of the project, now approved by the Danish energy agency, is scheduled for 2003. The six companies are Vestas, NEG Micon and Bonus from Denmark, Germany companies Nordex and Enercon, and American Enron Wind. Rødsand is the second of five 150-160 MW demonstration wind farms which the Danish utilities are required to develop. The turbines will be placed in eight rows of eight to 12 turbines. Utility Energi E2 is developing the project and is currently discussing co-ownership with the state owned gas concern, DONG, and Swedish utility Sydkraft. A political decision is also awaited on whether small time investors will also be allowed to participate in the DKK 4.5 billion project.

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