Første skib på vej mod kommende energiøer

Energy Islands - a deep dive into nature and environment

The establishment of the two energy islands must take place with the greatest possible respect for nature and the environment. 



First ship to the Energy Island

Energinet investigate the seabed and study marine wildlife and the environment in the areas where the energy islands will be located.

The preliminary studies are conducted so the energy islands in Denmark are established with as little impact on its surroundings as possible. The studies include several different methods for screening the seabed as well as environmental studies on land.

Watch the first ship as it set out to conduct thorough investigations of the seabed.


In search of locations for 70-metre deep holes

Two special-purpose vessels have scanned a vast area of the North Sea to provide accurate imaging of the seabed – and what lies beneath it.

The soil layers below the seabed have been mapped using seismic equipment. Seismic equipment transmits sound waves that are ‘stopped’ by soil layers such as boulder clay, rocky layers or soil layers containing gas. 

Read more about the geophysical investigations here. 

The North Sea investigated for effects from the world's largest naval battle

Part of the battle of Jutland took place very close to the area that Energinet is investigating in connection to the energy island in the North Sea.

Click here to learn more about the battle of Jutland and listen to Gert Normann Andersen, Director at Sea War Museum Jutland in Thyborøn, as he talks about the hunt for history.