Skyborn Wins Rights to Develop 2 GW Wind Farm Offshore Finland
Skyborn Renewables and state-owned enterprise Metsähallitus have entered into a reservation agreement, granting five years of exclusive rights to develop the 2 GW Pooki wind farm offshore Finland.
Development works are scheduled to commence as early as August 2023.
The reservation agreement gives Skyborn Renewables the exclusive right to continue surveys in the area, where the company plans to build an offshore wind farm consisting of approximately 100 wind turbines.
The company has already received both a legally binding land use plan and a water permit for the project, according to the press release.
Pooki offshore wind farm is located in the vicinity of the former Suurhiekka offshore wind project, some 25 kilometres from the shore in the waters of the Bothnian Bay in Finnish territory.
The Finnish government approved the offshore wind power auction model for public water areas in 2021, according to which Metsähallitus offers areas for use by wind power companies. The wind farm areas remain state property and the rental income forms part of the result that Metsähallitus reports to the state.
The country’s offshore wind power programme supports its goal of being carbon neutral by 2035 as well as, among other things, becoming a leading player in the hydrogen economy in Europe, according to Metsähallitus.
”Finland is committed to expanding the capacity of emission-free energy through the rapid deployment of offshore wind. We welcome Skyborn Renewables to contribute to this development and strengthen fossil-free energy production in the country”, said Tuomas Hallenberg, Property Development Director of Metsähallitus.
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