Plans have recently been reported that Baltic Offshore Delta offshore wind farm is planned to be build near the Stockholm Archipelago. As reported in Swedish media, the Armed Forces are tentatively saying “no” to a wind project in the Baltic Sea.

Norwegian-Swedish developer Njordr Offshore Wind plans to build Sweden’s largest offshore wind farm in the waters of the Stockholm Archipelago. The Baltic Offshore Delta installation will consist of 253 wind turbines and will be completed in 2032. The turbines will be installed 55 km off the coast of Sandhamn, and the entire army will cover an area of 1,000 km2 and is estimated to produce about 20 TWh of electricity per year. For more information read HERE.

At the time it was questioned whether the Swedish Armed Forces would accept the project. The Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter has established that in the first so-called report on obstacles to wind farm, Swedish Armed Forces say “no” to project. Emil Markström, a social planner for Swedish Armed Forces, indicated, in an interview with a journal, that the after analyzing the data presented by the developer, Armed Forces believe that the construction of the wind turbine would cause significant harm to the national interest in the country’s defense, but would not disclose details about the objections.

However, this does not mean that plans to build a wind farm may not be realized. Niklas Sondell, project developer at Njordr Offshore Wind, pointed out that rarely has a developer been given the green light in the first round of project evaluations. For example, work on the Storgrundet wind farm near Gävle took more than two years before receiving approval from Swedish Armed Forces. The investor hopes for a good dialogue with the armed forces and for them to define their needs.

The wind farm will be located outside Swedish territorial waters in the economic zone, and the area is not marked as a national defense interest on official maps. The final decision on the establishment of wind turbines in the economic zone rests with the government.

Source: Dagens Nyheter/