A permit application has been filed for the 5.5 GW Aurora Offshore Wind Farm in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone by OX2, a Swedish renewable project developer. The company applied to the County Administrative Board of Gotland for a Natura 200 authorization. The projected offshore wind plant, which would be located 20 kilometres south of Gotland and 30 kilometres east of Öland, will have up to 370 turbines. The wind farm will be able to produce a total of 24 TWh of renewable energy per year.
It will generate enough clean energy to power five million households while reducing carbon emissions by 14 million tonnes per year. The project’s environmental impact assessment is also included in OX2’s permission application. Aurora is part of OX2’s Swedish project development portfolio, which as of the third quarter of this fiscal year has a total capacity of 11.3 GW.
In February 2022, OX2 proposed a plan to build the 1.8 GW Triton wind farm. The wind farm will be built 30 kilometres south of Ystad, off the coastline of Skne in southern Sweden. It will have up to 129 turbines. The wind farm will be able to create 7.5 TWh of clean energy each year, enough to power 1.5 million homes. When fully operational, it will be capable of displacing 4.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year.