Swedish media are reporting that Sweden’s largest offshore wind farm may be built in the waters of the Stockholm archipelago. The installation will consist of 253 wind turbines and will be completed in 2032.
The project developer is the Norwegian-Swedish company Njordr Offshore Wind, which is co-owned by the Norwegian energy company Njordr and the Swedish Vindkraft Värmland. In an interview with Dagens Nyheter, Niklas Sondell said that the archipelago is one of the few places where one can count on efficient energy production.
The turbines of the Baltic Offshore Delta wind farm will be installed 55 km off the coast of Sandhamn. The farm will cover an area of 1,000 km2 and is estimated to produce about 20 TWh of electricity per year.
The investor must get the green light from the Swedish armed forces before the project can go ahead. They also need to do a lot of environmental research, focused on bird, seal and porpoise populations.
“It is uncertain whether the Swedish Armed Forces will accept the farm, but we hope so”, Sondell said.
The largest wind farm in the Baltic Sea to date is Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak in Danish waters, which opened in autumn 2021 with 72 wind turbines. Baltic Offshore Delta would be almost four times larger.
In October, the first consultation meeting was held with the Stockholm County Administrative Board to get the opinion of the community on the project. Consultations for the public and relevant authorities are also planned.
Source: Dagens Nyheter/Dagens PS/Fox-24