Enefit Green, a leading renewable energy developer headquartered in Estonia, has announced a tender for geotechnical surveys for its Liivi offshore wind farm project. The project is situated approximately ten kilometres off the coast of Kihnu island in the Estonian section of the Gulf of Riga.

Proposals for the tender must be submitted by 26 July.

In March 2023, Enefit Green secured full ownership of the  Liivi offshore wind project from Eesti Energia, the state-owned energy company and the majority shareholder of Enefit Green.

In April, Enefit Green held information days in Kihnu and Häädemeeste, where scientists presented the environmental impacts of the wind farm to local residents. These sessions covered the effects on bats, seals, benthos, and fish fauna, as well as potential noise concerns. Enefit Green’s Development Manager, Karmo Kõrvek, emphasized the importance of these studies in mitigating environmental impacts and ensuring community satisfaction. Most of the 23 environmental studies have been completed, with some revealing heritage-protected shipwrecks and necessary mitigation measures for wildlife.

Enefit Green plans to build an offshore wind farm iwith a capacity of up to 1,000 megawatts, which would supply up to half of Estonia’s annual electricity consumption with environmentally friendly electricity. Depending on the wind turbine height and other technical parameters, the wind farm would consist of 50 to 84 turbines, capable of producing about four terawatt-hours of green electricity. The proposed location for the offshore wind farm is the Gulf of Riga, 11 km from Kihnu Island and 16 km from Häädemeeste. The expected construction period for the offshore wind farm is from 2028 to 2030.

Source: Enefit Green