Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Allianz Investment Management (AIM) are collectively conducting a feasibility examine on a man-made energy island within the German North Sea. The island is meant to be linked to large-scale offshore wind farms to cost-effectively ship large-scale renewable energy to the German market.
The examine is a response to the bulletins made by the German authorities regarding an accelerated green transition, and the declaration from the summit between Germany, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands setting the course for regional cooperation aimed toward exploiting the large potential of the Green Energy Plant within the North Sea.
Germany has among the greatest pure circumstances on the planet for offshore wind with a mix of excessive wind speeds and comparatively low water depths. This creates enticing circumstances for constructing large-scale offshore wind farms and synthetic islands. The energy islands will be capable of gather and make the most of energy sources positioned in areas within the North Sea which are in any other case harder and extra pricey to entry. Energy islands create an onshore surroundings at an offshore location, which makes it potential to construct cost-effectively electrical infrastructure and produce green hydrogen offshore.
If targets set for the green energy transition are to be achieved, the idea of energy islands is likely one of the handiest methods to make sure pace, quantity and the manufacturing of renewables on a large-scale that may be built-in into current energy grids. The facility and Green Hydrogen from energy islands will likely be linked to the general public grids in Germany to supply a sizeable contribution to home energy manufacturing and safety of provide.
Energy islands and wind turbine marine constructions will moreover present a contribution to biodiversity within the North Sea as these constructions create synthetic reefs providing shelter for a number of species.