Wind Energy – Freja Offshore Sweden
Freja Offshore, a joint venture between Hexicon and Mainstream Renewable Power, has submitted a planning application under the Swedish Economic Zone Act (SEZ) for the Mareld floating offshore wind farm.
In the North Sea, the floating wind farm called Mareld is planned to be built at a site located approximately 40 kilometres west of Orust.
Once fully operational, the wind farm has the potential to deliver 9-12 TWh of power annually with a capacity of up to 2.5 GW which corresponds to more than half of the entire existing electricity consumption of the Västra Götaland region, according to Freja Offshore.
“Floating wind power, which is already operational in other parts of Europe, has unique characteristics insofar as it can be situated a long distance offshore, addressing concerns regarding visual and audible pollution whilst being able to benefit from higher wind speeds”, said Magnus Hallman, CEO of Freja Offshore.