Eolus requests construction of 2.2 GW Skidbladner floating wind project off the coast of Sweden

Swedish renewable energy developer Eolus Vind has submitted an application to the Swedish government to develop a 2.2 GW floating offshore wind project, which will be located approximately 100 km southeast of Stockholm, off the coast of Sweden. The Skidbladner wind project will feature up to 147 wind turbines and will be able to generate 11.7 TWh/year once operational. Completion is expected in 2033.

Eolus Vind is building a large portfolio of offshore wind projects in Sweden and Finland. In 2023, Eolus submitted permit applications for its 1 GW Västvind offshore wind project, located west of Gothenburg in southern Sweden, for its 1.7 GW Najaderna offshore wind project off the coast of Uppsala and for its 1.4 GW Arkona offshore wind project off the coast of Skåne. In February 2024, the company submitted an application to build the 1 GW Blekinge offshore wind project off the coast of southern Sweden.

By the end of 2023, Sweden had only 193 MW of installed offshore wind capacity (compared to over 16 GW of onshore wind capacity). The country aims to achieve a fully “fossil-free” electricity system by 2040.

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