Ørsted takes step toward Swedish 1.5GW offshore farm

By submitting an environmental permit application, Ørsted is banking on getting ahead in the queue for securing rights to develop an offshore wind farm at a coveted site and having an operational facility in place in 2029. To avoid future red tape conflicting with potential hardware upgrades, the power company asks for permission to install turbines rated up to 27MW.

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Danish power utility Ørsted has submitted an environmental impact assessment to Swedish public authorities for rights to develop project Skåne Havsvindpark – an offshore wind development located 22 kilometers offshore of Southern Sweden's Skåne county.

"The outlook for offshore wind in Sweden is unbelievably exciting, and if everything goes well, we are prepared to invest a double-digit sum SEK billions in Skåne Havsvindpark," writes Ørsted Head of Markets & Commercial, Continental Europe Peter Obling in a statement.

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