Swedish offshore wind farm progresses

Sweden-based Vattenfall has been granted a construction permit for an offshore wind farm at Swedish Kriegers Flak, which is situated in the south of the Baltic Sea.

Vattenfall applied for 40 to 50 wind turbines, with a total capacity of around 640 MW. The company said that this would be sufficient to charge 1m electric cars per year or to meet the annual needs of just over a half a million households.

asserted Anna Borg, president and CEO of Vattenfall, said that “if Sweden is to be able to meet customers’ future electricity needs, it is absolutely necessary to expand fossil free electricity production. Kriegers Flak would be a very valuable addition of electricity production in southern Sweden”,.

If everything goes according to plan, the wind farm could be commissioned around 2028.