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First ship ever sailed to the future energy island

Published 7.5.2021 12.00
On Monday 3 May, the first ship ever sailed to the future energy island in the Danish North Sea. Energinet was there to follow the historic event at first hand.
The first ship has set out into the North Sea to map the seabed. The mapping will ensure that the construction of the future energy island and the hundreds of wind turbines can take place in a technically sustainable way - and with a great consideration for nature and the environment at the site.

In the beautiful film about the first trip to the future energy island in the North Sea you can follow the preparations on board the ship, Relume, just as you can get a little insight into how sea surveys are performed. And you can enjoy the historic departure of the ship into the morning sun. 

Aboard the ship is divers and marine survey experts from the Swedish-based MMT, an Ocean Infinity company. Later, ships will join from the Dutch-based Fugro, and together they will examine the seabed 100 meters into the ground across a 1000 km2 area below the future energy island in the North Sea and its many offshore wind farms. Later in the spring, similar ships will begin surveys of the seabed at the future wind turbines off the energy island at Bornholm.

Focus on nature and the environment
The seabed surveys that have just been initiated make up the starting point for further investigations – and if you are interested in the energy islands as well as the important considerations around nature and environment, please follow our special theme page in the link below and our social media activities.