Skyborn Sweden (Skyborn) has submitted a permit application to the Swedish government to build the 2,800 MW Fyrskeppet offshore wind farm north of Örskar in Uppsala County, about 50 kilometres off the coast. Fyrskeppet Offshore is expected to generate up to 11 TWh fossil-free electricity when completed, which corresponds to eight per cent of Sweden’s current electricity consumption.
“Fyrskeppet Offshore will secure the power supply to meet the increasing demand for renewable energy, and also provide cities that are central to the Swedish economy with a favourable green transformation to enhance future competitiveness, and help attract and retain investment in the region,” says Hanna Magnusson, Interim Managing Director of Skyborn Sweden.
In the coming decades, electricity demand in Sweden is expected to more than double, and the Stockholm-Mälardalen region is often referred to as Sweden’s growth engine and the growth demand in the next decade will certainly exceed the present available supply.
Skyborn is also developing Eystrasaltbanken in the Bothnian Sea off Hudiksvall, and Storgrundet offshore wind farm off Söderhamn. In total, Skyborn’s development portfolio in Sweden is four offshore areas with a power production potential of 40 TWh annually.
About Fyrskeppet Offshore
- Number of turbines: Maximum 187 units
- Capacity: 2,800 MW
- Production: Approximately 8-11 TWh per year
- Location: Sweden’s economic zone, approximately 50 km from the mainland in Uppsala County
- Application: Permit application in accordance with the law on Sweden’s economic zone (EEZ)