E.on plans 700MW Baltic wind farm

SWEDEN/POLAND: German utility E.on has announced plans to build a 700MW offshore wind farm in the south-eastern part of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Poland. The project would be one of the largest of its kind.

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The site earmarked for the wind farm is the Southern Middle Bank, about 100 kilometres from the coast of Sweden and bordering the Polish economic zone.

The project, which was unveiled by E.on’s Nordic Unit head Jonas Abrahamsson in the Swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri, has been costed at SKR 20 billion (€2.24 billion).

The Southern Middle Bank is used for sand and gravel extraction, fishery and as a shipping route.

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