Norwegian offshore wind energy developer Aker Offshore Wind announced in a report on financial results for the second quarter of 2021 that public consultations on wind farm projects in the waters of the Baltic and North Sea are currently underway.
Aker Offshore Wind is currently involved in offshore wind farm projects in South Korea, the United States, Norway, Scotland and Sweden. In the case of the latter country in the Baltic Sea region, Aker is continuing its cooperation with the Swedish Hexicon to explore the possibility of implementing floating wind projects.
– Public consultations and the application process for seabed exploration permits are currently ongoing for three locations. The companies intend to establish a 50/50 joint venture with the ambition to implement many Swedish projects – the release reads.
Let us recall that in March 2021 Hexicon began cooperation with Aker Offshore Wind. The entities established a joint venture (50/50). Recently, they applied for permits to build wind farms off the coast of Sweden. Two floating wind farms Dyning (2,000 MW) and Kultje (2,150 MW) will be built between the coast of Sweden and Gotland in the waters of the Baltic Sea, another Mareld (2,300 MW) in the waters of the Skagerrak Strait, about 30 km from the coast at the Orust Island.
Floating wind farms are seen as the future of offshore wind energy. The solution will enable the full use of wind power in the seas, also in the Baltic Sea. Hexicon was founded in 2009 and has participated in development projects around the world, including the world’s largest floating wind farm off the coast of South Korea. Hexicon has established itself in Sweden, South Korea, Scotland and Spain. The company is also present in South Africa and Ireland.