The wind farm Aurora will be situated about 20 kilometers from the island of Gotland and 30 kilometers from the Island of Öland. The wind farm will comprise of up to 370 wind turbines, with a maximum height of 370 meter. The total installed capacity is estimated to 5500 MW. OX2 has previously applied for a Natura 2000-permit for the Aurora wind farm.
The electricity production from the planned wind farm will be about 24 TWh per year, which corresponds to the electricity consumption of about 5 million households or about 17 percent of the total electricity consumption in Sweden.
– This is the next step to realize the Aurora wind farm. Together with our other planned offshore wind farms it constitutes a significant part of the electricity production Sweden needs, to reach the climate targets and to secure the production and energy independence of Sweden, says Hillevi Priscar, country manager, OX2 Sweden.
The project is in an early development stage and part of OX2 Sweden’s project development portfolio, which by the end of the first quarter 2022 amounted to 11.7 GW.
OX2 develops, constructs, and sells onshore and offshore windfarms and solar PV farms. OX2 also offer management of wind- and solar farms after completion. OX2’s project development portfolio consists of in-house developed as well as acquired wind and solar projects in various phases of development. The company is also active in developing projects based on other renewable energy technologies, such as hydrogen and energy storage. OX2 is operating on eleven markets in Europe: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, France, Spain, Italy and Greece.