Skyborn Renewables plans to build an offshore wind farm in the Bothnian Sea, outside Sweden’s territorial boundaries, called Eystrasalt Offshore.

The permit application for Eystrasalt Offshore was submitted to the government in April 2023, and on July 3, 2024, the County Administrative Board of Gävleborg gave the green light for construction. The application concerns up to 256 wind turbines with a maximum total height of 370 meters.

The project area for the wind farm is approximately 949 km² and is located around the Eystrasalt Bank, about 60 km from the Gävleborg coast at the level of Hudiksvall.

The wind farm is expected to produce up to 15 TWh of electricity per year. This corresponds to about 10 percent of Sweden’s annual electricity production, or 100 percent of the electricity needed to electrify the Swedish passenger car fleet.

This is another investment by Skyborn in Sweden. Last year, Skyborn Renewables (Skyborn) received the environmental permit from the Swedish Land and Environment Court to build the Storgrundet Offshore wind farm, marking an important milestone in realizing the project. The permit allows for a maximum of 51 wind turbines, which, when fully operational, will have a capacity of roughly 1 GW and generate 3–3.5 TWh of electricity annually. The operationalization of the Storgrundet offshore wind farm depends on the granting of further permits, including the grid connection permit. The project is planned to be operational before the end of the decade.

The project area is in Gävleborg county, situated about 15 kilometers from the mainland in Gävle and Söderhamn municipalities. It is recognized as a site of national importance for energy production and extraction in Sweden’s marine spatial plans. The electricity production from Storgrundet Offshore will equal roughly 70% of the current electricity demand in Gävleborg county.

In total, Skyborn’s development portfolio in Sweden has a potential power production of 40 TWh annually.

Source: Skyborn