The island is equipped with solar panels and wind turbines that can power tens of millions of people in six European countries. Energinet, the Danish government’s power company, is working with a number of power companies in Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany to build an island powering tens of millions of Europeans by 2050.
The North Sea Wind Power Hub will be built on the Dogger Bank, 100 km east of England. Dogger Bank is relatively shallow with a depth of 15-36m, helping to reduce the cost of the project.
According to the Copenhagen Post, if approved, the island project would cost over $ 1.3 billion. The 2.5 million square kilometer island can act as a giant power plant with a solar cell grid and 7,000 turbines,
According to Express, It will power more than 80 million people in six European countries including the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Belgium via undersea cable.
“It sounds crazy and fictitious, but the island at Dogger Bank can make it cheaper and more efficient in the future,” said Torben Glar Nielsen, Energinet’s engineering director.