Swedish Offshore Wind Farm Wins Approval

Project owner wpd said the ruling gives the project “a good opportunity of becoming the next offshore wind farm being built in Sweden,” adding that offshore wind is currently “almost non-existent” in Sweden.

“We have the expertise and experience to be able to start building this project within two years if the economic conditions are in place,” said project manager Hans Ohlsson.

The judgment was welcomed by the municipality of Söderhamn, a region of 26 000 inhabitants.

The wind farm would be based 11 km from shore on the Storgrundet shoals to the southeast of Söderhamn. Annual production from its 53 turbines could reach 0.8 TWh (800 million kWh).

In Sweden, Germany-based wpd is designing and developing onshore and offshore wind projects with a total output of about 2000 MW, including the large offshore wind farms Finngrunden and Storgrundet.

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