OX2 files permit application for Galatea-Galene offshore wind project in Sweden

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December 6 (Renewables Now) - Swedish renewables developer OX2 AB (STO:OX2) has filed a permit application for the Galatea-Galene offshore wind complex in Swedish waters with a potential capacity of 1.7 GW.

The company said today it is seeking permit from the government to install wind turbines, transformer stations and measuring masts in the Swedish economic zone offshore Falkenberg and Varberg.

The application submission under the Act on Sweden's Exclusive Economic Zone comes after the developer in October applied for a separate Natura 2000 permit for the offshore wind park.

The proposal covers two sub-areas -- Galatea, which is located about 25 km (15.5 miles) off Falkenberg, and Galene about 25 km off Varberg, and calls for the installation of up to 101 wind turbines up to 340 metres (1,115 ft) high. The wind farm is expected to generate about 6 TWh-7 TWh per year.

“We have now arrived at the next phase and are looking forward to the next steps,” said Hillevi Priscar, country manager for OX2 in Sweden. “Galatea-Galene would bring a significant amount of new Swedish renewable electricity to southern Sweden. The project is important for industry, business, households and the labour market. And it will also contribute to achieving Sweden’s ambitious environmental goals,” added Priscar.

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