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By Karin Jensen in Copenhagen
Friday, May 09 2014
Updated: Friday, May 09 2014
The announcement by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) means all four applicants in the pre-qualification round have been approved to participate in the upcoming bid negotiations.
Morten Baek, managing director at the DEA said: “The Energy Agency has today pre-qualified a number of both known and new market players.
"Generally speaking, both the number and profile of the pre-qualified bidders is very satisfying. It is difficult to imagine a stronger field in today’s market."
He added: "A strengthened competitive situation is a prerequisite for reducing costs of building offshore."
Horns Rev 3 is the first of two large offshore wind farms to be tendered under Denmark's 2012 Energy Act. The deadline for issuing a binding tender is next February.
The deadline for issuing a binding offer for the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore park is in August 2015.
The DEA has for more than a year carried out a thorough technical dialogue with potential bidders in order to promote competition.
The last offshore wind farm to be built in Denmark, the 400MW Anholt project, only had one bidder, Dong Energy.
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