The Sweden-based renewable project developer OX2 has submitted a permit application to build a 1.8GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Skåne in southern Sweden.
The company submitted an application in accordance with the law on Sweden’s exclusive economic zone.
OX2’s proposed wind farm Triton will be located 30 km south of Ystad and will have up to 129 turbines, with a maximum altitude of 370m.
The offshore wind farm will have the capacity to generate approximately 7.5 TWh of clean energy per year, which is enough to meet the electricity needs of 1.5 million households.
In addition, Triton will have the potential to emit 4.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year when fully operational.
OX2 Country Manager Hillevi Priscar said: “I am very pleased that we are taking the next step in the development of Triton.
“The wind farm will be built on a solid structure, which is a well-proven technology. This will keep the construction time short.
“When it is completed, the wind farm will contribute additional electricity to southern Sweden and contribute to Sweden achieving its ambitious climate goals.”
OX2 has previously applied for the EU’s nature conservation program Natura 2000 and for a permit to develop the Galatea-Galene wind farm in accordance with the Exclusive Economic Zone Act.
In April last year, the company agreed to acquire the project rights to the 170 MW Hälsingeskogen wind farm in Sweden from Stora Enso.
The wind farm is located in Ovanåker, Gävleborg County, and has the capacity to generate 380GWh of clean energy per year.
Based in Stockholm, OX2 aims to drive the transition to renewable energy sources by constantly making more renewable energy available.
The company claims to have installed more onshore wind power in Europe between 2014 and 2020 than any other developer.