Skyborn Renewables has submitted a permit application to the Swedish government for a 3.9-GW wind farm that the German developer and operator is planning to build in the Bothnian Sea off the Swedish coast.
The Eystrasalt wind park will consist of up to 256 turbines that will be installed about 60 km (37.28 miles) off the coast of the Gävleborg county in the Swedish economic zone. The location was chosen because of the good wind conditions and the favourable sea depth, but also due to the proximity to both Finland and northern Sweden, Skyborn said on Thursday.
Construction is supposed to start in the early 2030s and the wind park will gradually be put into operation with the completion of the project planned for the middle of the decade.
Once up and running, Eystrasalt is expected to produce 15 TWh of clean power annually which is enough to meet about 10% of Sweden’s current electricity demand.
Before submitting the application, Skyborn has done extensive research into the project area, including measurements of depth conditions and geophysics, bottom surveys, sampling, and others.
Skyborn, the former offshore wind business of German renewables developer Wpd AG, is advancing its offshore business also in France. The company is part of two consortia which are among the pre-selected bidders for a competitive dialogue for two offshore wind projects — a scheme off the Oleron island in the Atlantic (AO7) and a second project off Normandy (AO8), of 1 GW and 1.5 GW, respectively.
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