Copenhagen energy island looks to go global

Credit: CIP

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is looking to replicate its pioneering energy island model around the globe.

CIP has launched a new development company called Copenhagen Energy Islands (CEI) to develop artificial renewable energy islands around the world, receiving backing from international investors including PensionDanmark, PFA, SEB, and Andel.

Under the model, artificial islands are delivered to produce clean energy, as seen in Denmark’s pioneering initiative in the North Sea.

“We see energy islands as a key tool in solving this challenge and realising the ambitious offshore wind targets across the globe,” said Jakob Baruël Poulsen, managing partner and founder of CIP. “Our vision is to provide concrete solutions to the global challenge of scaling up renewables."