Scandinavia's largest offshore wind park could provide two million people with clean electricity
wpd has applied for the construction and operation permit for Finngrunden to the Government. In five years the wind park will be realized.
- Finngrunden could be the Nordic region's largest offshore wind park with 300 turbines and a total output of 1 500 MW. The park has the opportunity to provide two million people with electricity, says the project manager, Hans Ohlsson.
- The project demonstrates that there are good geographical positions to carry out large-scale development of offshore wind energy in Sweden. In eleven years, Sweden's energy consumption will consist of 49% renewable energy and makes it difficult to meet this goal without offshore wind power, says CEO, Charlotte Bergqvist.
Facts about the offshore wind park Finngrunden:
The wind park is located in a large base area about 40 kilometers from the mainland, east of Gävle in the economic zone. Within the design field, there is an opportunity to build a wind farm with a combined power of 1 500 MW. The estimated annual production is expected to be up to 5, 5 TWh (5500 million kWh), equivalent to electricity for 1 100 000 households. The construction phase is expected to start in the year, 2014.
For more information contact:
Suzana Johansson, PR Manager wpd Scandinavia AB, phone + 46 709 50 37 37
wpd Scandinavia AB with headquarters in Stockholm, is a subsidiary within wpd group - one of Europe's leading wind power developer. wpd has experience in the development, construction, financing and operation of 1 600 wind power plants in Europe with a total capacity of 2 000 MW.
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The press release is distributed from wpd Scandinavia AB.