Swedish renewable energy developer Eolus has submitted its application for the development of the Najaderna offshore wind project in Sweden.

The permit application was submitted to the government and Sweden’s Land and Environment Court, as the proposed site is located in the country’s territorial waters and within Sweden’s economic zone.

The Najaderna wind facility will be developed 17km offshore Tierp municipality in the county of Uppsala.

It will feature 67 wind turbines with bottom-fixed foundations, which can generate four to five terawatt hours (TWh) of clean energy annually.

Eolus Offshore head Anna Lundsgård stated: “Najaderna is an important project in a region with significant investments, and the location has been carefully selected to allow the wind project to co-exist with other interests without compromising the sensitive marine environment.

“The water depth allows us to build closer to land with existing technology, keeping costs down as the electricity does not need to be transported such long distances. This lowers the electricity price for individuals and businesses, and we can create jobs for the region.”

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The offshore wind farm will also create new job opportunities and generate millions in annual revenue for the local community.

The project will be completed by the early 2030s.

Eolus CEO Per Witalisson added: “Östra Mellansverige accounts for one-third of Sweden’s electricity consumption. Najaderna would provide an annual addition of up to 5TWh of fossil-free electricity directly to industries undergoing transformation and new industries such as hydrogen production and manufacturing.

“The Governor of Gävleborg county recently said that thousands of jobs have been lost due to insufficient investments in the electricity grid and new electricity production. Here we have a very good opportunity to contribute to changing the situation.”

In early December 2023, Eolus completed the acquisition of YIT Energy, the renewable energy division of Finnish construction company YIT.