RWE has selected Port of Thorsminde from which to carry out the operation and maintenance
of its Thor Offshore Wind Farm. Both companies have now signed a corresponding Letter of
Intent (LoI) to support the arrangement.
With a planned capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) Thor will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind
farm to date. The wind farm will be built off the Danish west coast - approximately
22 kilometres from the port of Thorsminde. The Danish port therefore offers both the shortest
sea and fastest air routes to Thor Offshore Wind Farm. Once fully operational, which is planned
to be no later than 2027, Thor would be capable of producing enough green electricity to
supply the equivalent of more than one million Danish households.
With the planned operations and maintenance base in Thorsminde, RWE intends to contribute
to the local economy and community by creating up to 60 permanent jobs in the long-run. This
includes technicians, engineers, nautical personnel as well as crew for the service vessels. It is
expected that the new service station will be fully operational from 2026 onwards. RWE plans to
support its wind farm for at least 30 years from this port.
In addition, RWE wants to use part of the port during the construction of the wind farm. It is
expected that the project’s first survey works will be carried out from the port, smaller
components will be shipped out and construction crews will be transported to their offshore
workplace. As a result, RWE plans to establish its base at Thorsminde by Spring next year.
RWE is a leading global player in renewables and number 2 worldwide in offshore wind. The
Thor project will help to support the company’s goal to triple its global offshore wind capacity
from 2.4 to 8 gigawatts by 2030. RWE is already involved in the Danish Rødsand 2 offshore
wind farm, which is located south of the Danish island Lolland, approximately 10 kilometres
southeast of Rødbyhavn. The wind farm has an installed capacity of 207 MW (RWE share: 20%)
and has been in operation since 2010.