Freja Offshore AB, a joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Swedish floating wind specialist Hexicon AB, has unveiled a groundbreaking proposal to construct a massive 2.5-Gigawatt (GW) floating offshore wind farm within Sweden's economic zone.
The joint venture recently submitted a comprehensive application to the Swedish Ministry of Climate and Business, outlining their vision for the project. They anticipate that this ambitious undertaking will not only expand the renewable energy landscape but also contribute to reducing electricity prices for both households and businesses in the region. The proposed site, located in the Baltic Sea off Sweden's eastern coast, offers the added advantage of “low to no visibility from land.”
Dubbed the Dyning complex, the offshore wind farm is slated to be positioned approximately 45 kilometers southeast of the Oxelosund municipality in Sodermanland County. Once operational, Dyning is projected to have the capacity to generate an impressive 10 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity annually. This substantial output is expected to surpass the combined electricity consumption of the Sormland and Ostergotland regions. Furthermore, these regions are predicted to witness a doubling of their electricity demands over the next two decades as they accelerate efforts to decarbonize their industrial sectors.
Magnus Hallman, CEO of Freja Offshore, emphasized the importance of this venture, stating, “Sormland and Ostergotland are in great need of increased electricity production to reduce prices and meet the electricity demands of transitioning to low-carbon industry.”
This announcement comes as Freja Offshore's third proposal this year for offshore wind projects in the southern Baltic Sea region of Sweden. The company has already submitted plans for the 2-GW Cirrus and 2.5-GW Mareld schemes, further solidifying its commitment to enhancing renewable energy solutions in the area.