Wind Energy – Permission
The County Administrative Board of Skåne has decided that the offshore wind farm Triton can get permission to be built according to the Act on Sweden’s exclusive economic zone.
OX2 and Ingka Investments welcome the decision and if the government gives final approval, construction could start already 2027.
In its decision, the County Administrative Board writes that the government can give the wind farm permission to be built. Last year, OX2 applied for a concession to connect Triton to the general grid.
The wind farm is planned to be situated 23 km off the coast of Skåne and has an installed capacity of up to 1.5 GW. The annual electricity generation is estimated to be about 7 TWh, which corresponds to about half of the electricity consumption in Skåne.
Besides the production of electricity, OX2 work to improve the natural environment around the project. For example, OX2 plans to improve the conditions for the cod and initiatives to protect the coastline against erosion.
Triton is one of three projects that OX2 is developing together with Ingka Investments in Sweden. The other two are Galene on the west coast, which recently was approved by the government, and Aurora between the islands Gotland and Öland. All three projects will be decided by the Swedish government and have the potential to produce a total of up to 30 TWh annually.