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OX2 submitted a permit application pursuant to the Act of Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone for the construction of an offshore wind farm within the Swedish Economic Zone, between the islands of Gotland & Oland.
The wind farm Aurora will be located approximately 20 km from Gotland Island and 30 km from Oland Island. The wind farm will have 370 wind turbines with a maximum height up to 370 meters. The total installed capacity of the wind farm is 5500 MW. OX2 previously applied for a Natura 2000 permit for the Aurora wind farm.
The planned wind farm will produce approximately 24 TWh of electricity per year. This corresponds roughly to about 5 million households’ electricity consumption or 17 percent of Sweden’s total electricity consumption.
This is the next step towards realizing the Aurora wind farm. It is a large part of the electricity production Sweden will need, together with the other offshore wind farms we have planned, according to Hillevi Prscar, OX2 Sweden’s country manager.
This project is still in the early stages of development and forms part of OX2 Sweden’s project development portfolio. It amounted 11.7 GW at the end of Q1 2022.