Ørsted submits EIA for Swedish project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 29/09/2021 Ørsted
Ørsted has submitted its environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the 1.5 GW Skåne offshore wind farm in Sweden. The project is planned 22 kilometers off the coast of Skåne and covers an area of ​​450 km2.

An application for the projects grid connection had previously been submitted. With an installed capacity of up to 1.5 GW, the wind farm is expected to supply enough electricity to cover the annual consumption of 700,000 households in Sweden.

“The prospects for offshore wind power in Sweden are incredibly exciting, and if all goes well, we are ready to invest tens of billions of kronor in Skåne Havsvindpark. There will be an urgent need for renewable electricity in southern Sweden. Skåne Havsvindpark, which will be larger than any other marine park in operation today, can be a significant source of clean electricity and can be realized in time to meet the needs of the energy-intensive Swedish industry, the transport sector and society at large,"
said Peter Obling, Head of Markets and Commercial for the Continental Europe region at Ørsted.

“It feels very good to submit the environmental impact statement, on which we have put a lot of work and energy. We are now awaiting the authorities' views. We use the time to continue to develop our contacts and cooperation with the community and business community in the vicinity, with potential suppliers and other interested parties. A project of this size is complex and requires long-term commitment,”
said Beatrice Teurneau, Ørsted Senior Market Developer for offshore wind power in Sweden.

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