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RWE Eyes Another Swedish Port for Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Hub

RWE and Smålandshamnar AB, which operates the Swedish Port of Oskarshamn, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the port’s potential to become a Baltic Sea offshore wind hub.

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Source: RWE; Credit: Smålandshamnar AB

The aim of the collaboration is to explore whether the port could be a suitable harbour for the logistics, installation, loading, operations and maintenance (O&M) activities relating to RWE’s planned offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea.

In the first step, the partners will map the requirements and necessary build-outs and investments to facilitate scaling up the port’s capacity.

“A new offshore wind farm has the potential to transform a nearby port into a dynamic hub, catalysing growth, infrastructure, jobs and economic benefits for the region. We look forward to working with the Port of Oskarshamn to assess its potential as a future offshore wind hub,” said Rickard Olsen Pella, Project Manager at RWE Offshore Wind.

The announcement follows RWE’s MoU signing with another Swedish port, namely the Port of Karlshamn, earlier this month.

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RWE currently operates 19 offshore wind farms off the coasts of Europe, including in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and the UK, as well as in the Swedish Baltic Sea.

The company plans to increase its global offshore wind capacity from 3.3 GW today to 10 GW by 2030.


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