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.