Denmark to build an artificial island to house wind turbines

The Danish government has secured broad political support for the largest construction project ever launched in Denmark, an artificial island that will house wind turbines, Bloomberg reports.

In the first phase, the island will make enough electricity to supply three million households.

The 210 billion kroner ($ 34 billion) artificial island with an area of ​​120,000 square meters will be built at about 80 kilometers from the west coast of Denmark.

The project is projected to be completed by 2033 and will initially be able to supply 3 gigawatts of electricity. However, the plans aim to increase production capacity to 10 gigawatts.

In 2018, about 41% of Denmark’s electricity needs were covered by wind turbines made energy, the highest percentage in Europe.