Wind Energy – Site Survey
Ilmatar Offshore and Ramboll Finland have secured a permit from the Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy to conduct a seabed survey for a new 1.2GW offshore wind farm.
Ilmatar Offshore will conduct the survey in a 367 square kilometre area within Vågskär in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Located in the southern part of the Bothnian Sea, the area is claimed to have the potential for an offshore wind farm with 1.2GW of capacity.
In August 2022, the Finnish Defence Forces gave permission for the region to be studied further, and in March 2023, the country’s Ministry of Employment and Economy gave its approval to conduct the studies.
The technical and environmental studies related to the project will be conducted in the Vågskär region during 2023 and 2024. The EIA is expected to be finalised in mid-2025.