Skyborn Moves Forward with 2.8 GW Swedish Offshore Wind Farm
Skyborn Sweden (Skyborn) has submitted a permit application to the Swedish government to build the 2,800 MW Fyrskeppet offshore wind farm north of Örskar in Uppsala County, about 50 kilometres off the coast.
The Fyrskeppet offshore wind farm is expected to generate up to 11 TWh fossil-free electricity when completed, which could be enough to meet eight per cent of Sweden’s current electricity consumption, said Skyborn.
The project is planned to feature up to 187 wind turbines and have a maximum capacity of 2,800 MW.
“Fyrskeppet Offshore will secure the power supply to meet the increasing demand for renewable energy, and also provide cities that are central to the Swedish economy with a favourable green transformation to enhance future competitiveness, and help attract and retain investment in the region”, said Hanna Magnusson, Interim Managing Director of Skyborn Sweden.
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Skyborn is also developing Eystrasaltbanken in the Bothnian Sea off Hudiksvall, and the 1 GW Storgrundet offshore wind farm off Söderhamn.
In total, Skyborn’s development portfolio in Sweden is four offshore areas with a power production potential of 40 TWh annually.
A few months ago, the Swedish Energy Agency issued a report that provides a basis for the country’s marine planning to enable 120 TWh of offshore wind energy production (or 30 GW in generation capacity).
According to the Swedish Wind Energy Association, the report points to areas that could accommodate further offshore wind capacity, but the authorities are yet to designate new marine areas.
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