Ikea owners and OX2 win key approval for gigawatt-scale Swedish offshore wind

Swedish renewables firm OX2 and Ikea-owner Ingka Investments have secured approval for a planned 1.7GW offshore wind farm from a provincial government.

Permitting approval from the county administrative board of Halland means the developers just need approval from the Swedish government before they can start construction of their planned Galatea-Galene wind farm, which is due to feature 68-101 turbines around 25km in the Swedish Kattegatt.

The developers noted that the Swedish military had not raised objections to the northern part of the project – though discussions are ongoing about the southern part of the wind farm. It is unclear what the discussions are about.

The proposed zero-subsidy wind farm is part of a wider portfolio of planned offshore wind projects in the region totalling 9GW. 

Construction could start on Galatea-Galene by 2026, OX2 stated.

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