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Ørsted Moves Forward with 1.5 GW Swedish Offshore Wind Project

The Skåne County Administrative Board has recommended approval for Ørsted’s Skåne offshore wind farm in Sweden.

Ørsted; Illustration

According to the authority, the offshore wind project is qualified for a permit and has now sent the matter to the Swedish Government for a final decision.

The Skåne County Administrative Board also approved the developer’s environmental impact statement for the offshore wind project despite potential issues with the views of the Swedish Armed Forces, which have been left to the Swedish Government to resolve.

Jesper Kühn Olesen, Ørsted project development director, said that the project design could be modified in order to comply with the requirements of the Swedish military.

“We are keen that offshore wind power should be able to coexist with the Swedish Armed Forces”, added Olesen.

Located 22 kilometres south of Ystad and Trelleborg, Skåne offshore wind farm is expected to produce seven terawatt hours of electricity annually, corresponding to half of Skåne’s electricity use today.

The 1.5 GW project is planned to be operational in 2029 and the investment cost for the wind farm is estimated to be between SEK 25-50 billion (approximately EUR 2.3 – 4.6 billion).

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