OX2 applies for Natura 2000 permit for 1.8 GW Swedish project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 30/12/2021 OX2

OX2 has applied for a Natura 2000-permit for an offshore wind farm within the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of Skåne. OX2's permit application, which includes an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), is handled by the County Administrative Board of Skåne.

The proposed wind farm is called
Triton and is located about 30 km south of Ystad. The offshore wind farm is to comprise up to 129 turbines with a maximum height of 370 meters. With a capacity of around 1.8 GW, the estimated electricity production amounts to approximately 7.5 TWh per year which is expected to power around 1.5 million households.

“This is the third application we have submitted in a short time regarding offshore wind power. The Triton wind farm would add renewable electricity to southern Sweden and ensure continued secured energy supply to the region and also contribute to achieving Sweden’s environmental goals”,
said Hillevi Priscar, Country Manager, OX2 Sweden.

The project is part of OX2's Swedish project development portfolio, which at the end of Q3 2021 amounted to 11.3 GW.

OX2 has previously applied for a Natura 2000 permit for the
Galatea-Galene wind farm off the coast of Halland, as well as a permit to establish the wind farm under the Act on Sweden's Exclusive Economic Zone.

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