New EIA process for Vesterhav Syd initiated

  • Feb 08, 2019
  • Energy Agency

The Energy Board of Appeal has cancelled and withdrawn the part of the construction licence for the Vesterhav Syd Offshore Wind Farm concerning assessment of environmental impacts, with a view to renewed processing by the Danish Energy Agency. A new EIA process has been initiated.

In its decision dated 20 December 2018, the Energy Board of Appeal completed processing a number of appeals concerning the Vesterhav Syd Offshore Wind Farm.

The Energy Board of Appeal has cancelled the part of the Danish Energy Agency’s licence to construct the Vesterhav Syd Offshore Wind Farm that concerns environmental impact assessment (EIA). An EIA supplement will now be drawn up for the specific project, and after this the Danish Energy Agency will be able to make its final decision on the matter, after consulting the public interests involved and with the right of appeal.

Therefore, the Danish Energy Agency has today notified Vattenfall Vindkraft Vesterhav Syd P/S about initiation of a new EIA process for the Vesterhav Syd Offshore Wind Farm that will include the specific project and consultation process for the public interests involved. There will also be a right to appeal.

Construction licence for Vesterhav Nord likely to be reopened

The decision by the Energy Board of Appeal does not directly concern the Vesterhav Nord Offshore Wind Farm. However, the Danish Energy Agency also expects to reopen part of the construction licence for the Vesterhav Nord project to make a final decision with a right of appeal. The similarities between the two wind turbine projects, Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd, mean that there could also be a new EIA including public consultation for the Vesterhav Nord project. This will depend on a specific assessment.

Contact: Ture Falbe-Hansen, Head of Media Relations, cell: +45 33 92 68 56, e-mail: [email protected]

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