The Danish Government has confirmed that it has begun its search for the site of a multi-billion pound offshore wind island – with the North Sea currently being considered as part of the plans.
The proposed 10 gigawatt (GW) site will require investment of between £22 to £33 billion.
The site would compromise 10 large-scale offshore wind farms that could power up to 10 million homes.
The vast majority of investment required will be covered by private investment, the Danish Government claim.
The search for an appropriate site includes areas in the Kattegat, the Baltic and the North Sea.
Dan Jorgensen, Danish Minister of Energy and Supply, said: “It is a huge project.
“We need to build more than five times as much capacity as we have today.
“We need a sensible and ambitious plan for expansion and therefore, we are now engaged in preliminary studies.
The Dnaish Government said the new studies must confirm that it is practically possible to establish one or more energy islands in relation to nature, environment and planning.
They must also provide financial calculations that can provide a basis for making a final decision.
Mr Jorgensen added: “Offshore wind is central to the green transition.
“If we seriously need to realize the enormous potential of offshore wind holds, so we must develop tomorrow’s technologies to transform the green power fuel for aircraft, ships and industry.”