On May 15, 2023, Svea Vind Offshore submits the application for the offshore wind farm Långgrund to the Land and Environment Court. The wind farm can provide an addition to the region of 13 TWh per year as early as 2028 – a doubling of the availability of renewable electricity in the region. Adaptations of the original area have been made and the park has been reduced from 182 to 167 works.

After the Land and Environment Court has processed the application and asked for any additions, it will be announced and sent for referral. After municipal approval, the main hearing is called in the Land and Environment Court.

– Our goal is to contribute to society’s climate transition, industry’s competitiveness and secure jobs. Although there are several steps left to realize Vindpark Långgrund, the application is an important milestone for the project. We look forward to continuing the dialogue with the municipalities regarding their energy needs and how wind power can contribute to local and regional development, says Per Edström, technical manager and project manager at Svea Vind Offshore.

The wind farm is estimated to provide an addition to the region of 13 TWh, which is a doubling of the availability of renewable electricity in Södermanland and Östergötland. The project is located in electricity area 3, which risks an electricity deficit of 30 TWh as early as 2030 according to calculations from Energiforsk .

– Renewable electricity is increasingly demanded by industry, the electricity is needed to enable the transition and maintain competitiveness. A new addition of 13 TWh as early as 2028 could both secure the supply of electricity for industry and lower electricity prices for companies and families who have been hard pressed by high electricity prices, continues Per Edström.

Smaller project area

After compiling the data from consultations and studies, Svea Vind Offshore has adjusted the design of the wind farm and reduced the number of works from 182 to 167.

An adjustment has been made to increase the distance from the wind turbines to the outer archipelago, mainly in the municipality of Nyköping. Within the project, one of Sweden’s largest bird study programs for offshore wind power has been carried out over several years, with a focus on minimizing the impact on birds. The results of the studies have led to certain parts of the project area being pruned to ensure that the eider mowing is not disturbed. The change also partially coincides with the views received from recreational sailors in the consultations.
To further facilitate the birds, a free passage has also been created in the middle of the southern project area. This open corridor is 3 km wide and specifically designed to facilitate the movement of moose to and from the area outside the wind farm.

Långgrund is planned at sea in the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Södermanland and Östergötland. The area has been designated as national interest for wind farms by the Energy Agency, which means that it is a place with particularly good conditions for the establishment of wind power, among other things in terms of wind conditions. The area affects the municipalities of Trosa, Nyköping, Oxelösund, Norrköping and Söderköping. The project is located 21 km from Trosa, 24 kilometers from Nyköping and 16 kilometers from Oxelösund. The project area covers a total of approx. 288 km2.

Source: Svea Vind