The 2.75GW Herkules Floating Wind project, is approximately 60 km Southeast of the Island of Gotland.
Simply Blue Group is working in collaboration with leading wind energy consultancy Wind Sweden and in total Simply Blue Group and Wind Sweden are planning on developing c. 5 GW of floating wind in Swedish waters.
In 2022 the Swedish government unveiled a plan to develop offshore wind power projects with 20TWh to 30TWh of annual clean energy generation capacity. The state has identified areas in the Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea and North Sea and has marked these for development.
Sweden currently uses nearly 140TWh of electricity a year, with this amount expected to increase in the future as the country phases out the use of fossil fuels in its transport and industrial sectors.
Floating wind will play an important role in the Swedish Energy mix as well as Nordpool given it can be located further from shore and therefore its visual impact is significantly reduced.
The Herkules Floating Wind Project is focused on a site that is environmentally friendly and technically and commercially feasible.