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Finland approves seabed leases for two offshore wind projects

July 15 (Renewables Now) – The Finnish government has given the go-ahead to lease state-owned maritime areas for two major offshore wind projects, according to an official statement.

Seabed concessions will enable the construction of offshore wind farms off Korsnas in the Ostrobothnia region and Pori in the Satakunta region.

The first area, located about 15 to 30 km from the coast, will house a 1.3 GW complex comprising 70 to 100 turbines of 12 MW to 20 MW each under a project developed by Metsahallitus, the forestry administration Finnish. The state-owned company has previously said it will seek a partner to carry out the project, expecting the wind farm to be operational as soon as 2028.

The project, intended to create Finland’s first offshore wind farm in the open sea, will require an investment of between 1.5 billion euros ($1.4 billion) and 2.5 billion euros, the ministry said. of Agriculture and Forestry.

About 30 km northwest of the Pori coast, Finnish wind power producer Suomen Hyotytuuli Oy is planning an expansion of the existing 42 MW Tahkoluoto offshore wind power plant. The expanded facility will feature 43 turbines with an individual capacity of between 11 MW and 20 MW and will produce 1,000 GWh to 1,900 GWh of electricity per year.

The original Tahkoluoto Park has been producing electricity since 2017.

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