List of the 3 largest offshore wind farms in Scandinavia [2023]

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Offshore wind energy has become a pivotal player in Scandinavia’s renewable energy landscape, harnessing the power of the sea to meet growing electricity demands. In this article, we introduce the three top offshore wind projects in the region.

1) 2.5GW Mareld wind park (Sweden)

Freja Offshore AB, a collaborative effort between Mainstream Renewable Power in Ireland and Hexicon AB in Sweden, has unveiled its ambitious proposal for a large-scale Swedish offshore wind project. Named the Mareld wind park, this endeavor will be set roughly 40 kilometers to the west of Orust Island within Sweden’s economic jurisdiction. This offshore location, while remote, offers a crucial advantage in its ability to generate substantial and consistent quantities of clean energy. Projections indicate that once fully operational, Mareld will contribute 12 TWh of energy annually, effectively supplying approximately two-thirds of the electricity demand in the Västra Götaland region.

Location: 40 kilometers west of the island of Orust, Sweden

Developers: Freja Offshore AB, a joint venture by Mainstream Renewable Power and Hexicon

2) 1.3GW Korsnäs offshore farm (Finland)

German energy corporation Vattenfall has joined forces with Finnish company Metsähallitus to initiate Finland’s large-scale offshore wind project. This ambitious collaboration will have a substantial capacity of 1.3 GW, generating an impressive 5 TWh of energy each year. Situated within the Korsnäs area along Finland’s western shoreline, this offshore wind project is slated to launch operations in the early 2030s.

Location: Korsnäs, Finland

Developer: Vattenfall, Metsähallitus

3) 1GW floating Västvind project (Sweden)

Swedish developer Eolus Vind AB has unveiled the Västvind offshore wind initiative, situated within Sweden’s economic zone. This undertaking will comprise up to 50 turbines, collectively boasting an installed capacity of 1,000 MW. It will generate approximately 4 to 4.5 TWh annually. The Västvind wind farm will be positioned near the Port of Gothenburg. Eolus maintains a 95% ownership stake, while the Gothenburg Port Authority secured a 5% share in the project company. With construction commencement in 2027, operations are planned to start by 2029.

Location: outside the Port of Gothenburg, Swedish economic zone

Developer: Eolus Vind AB

Image: Irfan Alijagic via Unsplash (30.08.2023)

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