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Arup unveiled as lead engineering partner on North Sea Energy Island project

Phillip Madafferi Phillip Madafferi Europe Press Office
10 May 2022

Ørsted + ATP have unveiled Arup as Technical Advisor for the North Sea Energy Island project in Denmark, the world’s first artificial island designed to harvest the sustainable wind energy potential in the North Sea.  

Climate change requires new and ambitious solutions: as a world first, the North Sea Energy Island is the type of flagship infrastructure project that will define the renewable energy market in the coming decades, playing a key role to power Europe’s green transformation and the phasing out fossil fuels.

“Bold engineering has an essential role to play in the transition towards a more sustainable future. For some time, Arup has been supporting Ørsted + ATP in creating a vision for a viable artificial energy island that will drive positive change. We are proud to be part of a project that will not only redefine the future for a greener Europe, but also help us transition out of fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy sources. Our deep domain knowledge in reclamation projects, combined with our strong local expertise, make Arup a fantastic partner for the North Sea Energy Island project”, said Director and Copenhagen Office Leader, Christian Allison

Arup unveiled as lead engineering partner on North Sea Energy Island project Arup unveiled as lead engineering partner on North Sea Energy Island project

Based on an innovative modular design, the North Sea Energy Island is a transformational project that will redefine our collective journey towards sustainable energy generation in Europe. Ørsted + ATP will leverage off the firm’s experience in other nation-shaping projects across Denmark, including the Øresund bridge and Femern Bælt, as well as the new Cityringen metro in Copenhagen.

“The North Sea Energy Island will be one of the most important and complex infrastructure projects in Denmark. Working with Arup and our partners, we’re confident that we can deliver a future-proof project that will become a cornerstone in the Danish and European green transformation, for decades to come. We believe that the energy island should embody innovation and sustainability, and we believe that we have gathered a list of strong partners to help realise these ambitions”, said Søren Scherfig, Head of Development for the North Sea Energy Island, Ørsted. 

Learn more about the North Sea Energy Island here