Wind Energy – Sweden
Deep Wind Offshore is submitting a permit application for the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm on the south coast of Sweden.
The Olof Skötkonung wind farm in the Gulf of Bothnia, northeast of Gävleborg and Uppsala counties. The planned wind park will include a maximum of 70 wind turbines.
“Deep Wind Offshore sees great potential for offshore wind power in Sweden. The last two years we have been working on two area, and submitting the application is really a milestone for the company,” says Knut Vassbotn, CEO of Deep Wind Offshore.
Olof Skötkonung is estimated to be able to produce approximately 7,5 TWh of electricity per year, which corresponds to large parts of Gävleborg’s and Uppsala county’s electricity consumption. The wind farm’s electricity production can also help large emitters in the surrounding area to adjust. In total, the park is estimated to lead to reduced carbon emissions by 3,2 million tonnes, covering a great deal of emissions from industry, waste and power production in the area.