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 the south of Sweden.

The company filed the application under the act of Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

OX2’s proposed Triton wind farm will be located 30km south of Ystad and will feature up to 129 turbines, with a maximum height of 370m.

The offshore wind farm will have the capacity to generate around 7.5TWh of clean energy a year, which is enough to meet the electricity requirements of 1.5 million households. 

In addition, Triton will have the potential to displace 4.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year once fully operational.

OX2 country manager Hillevi Priscar said: “I am very happy that we are taking the next step in the development of Triton. 

“The wind farm will be constructed on bottom-fixed construction, which is a well-proven technology. This will keep time of construction short. 

“Once completed, the wind farm will contribute additional electricity to the south of Sweden and contribute to Sweden reaching its ambitious climate targets.”

OX2 previously applied for the EU’s Natura 2000 nature protection programme and for permission to develop the Galatea-Galene offshore wind farm under Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone act.

Based in Stockholm, the company aims to drive the transition to renewable energy sources by constantly making more renewable energy available.

It claims to have installed more onshore wind power in Europe between 2014 and 2020 than any other developer.

Last April, OX2 agreed to acquire the project rights to the 170MW 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 a year.