Stockholm-based developer OX2 and Ikea owner Ingka Investments have received a Natura 2000 permit for the Triton offshore wind farm offshore Sweden.
In June, Sweden’s County Administrative Board finalized their handling by suggesting to the government to grant Triton a permit according to the Act on Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
If the government gives the final approval construction could start by 2027 and production start before 2030.
The Triton wind farm will be situated 23 kilometres off the coast of Skåne and has an installed capacity of up to 1.5 GW. The annual electricity generation is estimated to be about 7 TWh, which corresponds to about half of the electricity consumption in Skåne.
“We are very happy to see the fast pace of the authorities handling of the applications. We are doing everything we can to secure a fast start of construction. In parallel, we have initiated the application for a concession to connect to the grid and signed agreements with several major suppliers,” OX2 head of development of offshore wind in Sweden Emelie Zakrisson said.
Triton is one of three projects that OX2 is developing together with Ingka Investments in Sweden. The other two are Galene on the west coast, which recently was approved by the government, and Aurora between the islands Gotland and Öland which is currently prepared by the Gotland County Administrative Board.