Call for expression of interest

13-08-2010

Call for expression of interest for the purpose of holding an auction of maritime regions for the extraction of raw materials

With a view to give access to exclusive rights of exploration and extraction of raw materials in a geographically defined maritime region, the Danish Agency for Spatial and Environmental Planning will carry out auctions as described in Danish Executive Order No. 1451 of 15 December 2009.

For the purpose of holding an auction 10 November 2010 the Danish Agency for Spatial and Environmental Planning hereby invite interested parties to select the maritime regions for which they request an auction to be held. The parties are expected to base the selection of maritime areas on future requirements of raw materials.

Based on the expressions of interest received, the Agency for Spatial and Environmental Planning will divide the maritime regions into auction areas ranging from 25 km 2 to 50 km 2 in size. In areas with large resource potential, the areas may be smaller. Any smaller areas will be specified in the tender documents.

Expressions of interest must be submitted using the form entitled ”Formular - call for expression of interest auction november 2010” found on the agency website and must reach the Agency for Spatial and Environmental Planning by 10 September 2010 at the latest.

Expressions of interest received after that date will not be included as a basis for the auction on 10 November 2010.

On 8 October 2010, the Agency for Spatial and Environmental Planning will publish the tender documents that will provide the framework for the auction.

All information concerning the expression of interest and the auction will be published on the Agency's website: www.blst.dk . The expression of interest form and a preliminary auction schedule will also be available on the website.

Participation in the expression of interest is not a precondition for participating in the auction. The Agency for Spatial and Environmental Planning points out that the Agency is not obliged to hold an auction in maritime regions that have not been selected in connection with the expression of interest. The Agency for Spatial and Environmental Planning can cancel the auction up until the closing date for tenders.