Wind

Group of Companies Propose 100GW Artificial Island to Power Europe

By Editors of Power Engineering

Danish company Energinet and German company TenneT TSO GmbH unveiled plans to develop at least one artificial island connecting up to 10,000 nearby wind turbines that would power Europe.

Under the plan, one or more “Power Link” islands would be constructed near Dogger Bank in the North Sea with an airport, harbor, workshops, roads, trees, green space, an artificial lake and housing for employees that would service the wind turbines, the International Business Times reported.

The estimated 70GW to 100GW of energy generated would be transmitted to 80 million people in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Norway and Belgium.

Officials from Energinet told The Times that the development should be completed by 2050, though the first phase would cost $1.45 billion.