Mainstream set to get okay for Freja Offshore’s Mareld floating offshore wind farm

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Mainstream Renewable Power announced that The County Administrative Board of Vastra Gotaland has proposed that the Government approve Freja Offshore’s application to build the Mareld floating offshore wind farm, subject to certain adaptations.

Mainstream Renewable Power is a wind and solar company majority-owned by Aker Horizons.

In 2023, Freja Offshore, a 50-50 joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Swedish company Hexicon, submitted permit applications for its 2.5 GW Dyning floating offshore wind farm on Sweden’s east coast and its 2 GW Cirrus fixed-bottom offshore wind farm in the southern Sweden.

Freja Offshore applied to build the 2.5 GW Mareld offshore wind farm, about 40 kilometers west of Lysekil. Mareld is expected to deliver 12 TeraWatt hours of electricity annually.

The County Administrative Board made a recommendation for Freja to adjust the wind farm area size which has been agreed to, ensuring a sustainable co-existence with other important ocean users, such as commercial fishing and shipping.

The government is expected to make its decision on the application. “The Mareld project has adjusted the wind farm to be able to coexist with other important societal interests and we are ready to continue to adapt to ensure that the whole is as good as possible,” Carl Dandanell, CEO Freja Offshore, said.

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