The idea of the project first appeared in February 2008 as a part of the Energy Policy Agreement of the country’s political parties in office. Danish biggest energy maker DONG Energy was the only applier for the tender and acquired the license to develop the project in 2010. Anholt produced its first energy in June 2013, and was fully commissioned in September 2013.
Offshore wind farm Anholt comprises 111 Siemens with turbines, 3.6 MW each. The total capacity is 400 MW. The project was worth DKK10 bln (about USD1.65 bln) of investments. In March 2011 DONG Energy, the project’s 100% owner, sold out a 50% stake to a consortium of Danish pension funds PensionDanmark (30%) and PKA A/S (20%).