Between now and 2024, NIRAS will undertake surveys and analysis of data for marine mammals, fish populations, and avifauna during different times of the year in the area where the proposed Energy Island and offshore wind farm will be located.
Data and reports from these studies will be used by Energinet and the Danish Energy Agency in the initial development of the energy island project. The environmental studies are also essential for the subsequent tendering process to select developers for the island and the surrounding wind farms.
The studies will aid developers in identifying potential risks in the project area, and are thus an essential source of information for those preparing their bids during the concession tendering process. The developers selected through this process will then undertake comprehensive environmental assessments of the specific projects.