Vattenfall receives green light for 1.2 GW Swedish offshore wind project

By: Kaitlin Walsh

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Vattenfall has received permission from the Swedish government to build its 1.2 GW Kattegatt Syd project.

The Kattegatt Syd project is being developed by Vattenfall in Sweden's territorial waters. The project is anticipated to have up to 80 wind turbines and will be located roughly 25 kilometres west from the coast of Falkenberg, in an area of 122 square kilometres.

The Swedish government also gave the go ahead to OX2's 400 MW Galatea-Galene project, meaning that both projects combined will add approximately 100 wind turbines outside Varberg and Falkenberg, respectively.

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson stated that giving the green light to the projects "will contribute fossil-free electricity in a region with strong growth and a great need for new and clean energy".

Climate and Environment Minister, Romina Pourmokhtari, stated: "We are now creating the conditions for the production of electricity, which is long-awaited by companies in southern and western Sweden, so that they can switch from fossil to fossil-free production.

These two new wind farms are estimated to contribute 6.5 TWh to electricity production in southwestern Sweden, where the need for more fossil-free electricity is the greatest."

When fully developed and operational, the Kattegatt Syd and Galatea-Galene projects will be able to supply up to 6.5 TWh of electricity per year. This is the equivalent to the electricity use of approximately one million households, or the electricity production from one large nuclear power reactor.

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