The Wellamo Floating Wind is part of the Sea Sapphire Floating Wind portfolio, powered by Simply Blue Group and Eolus. The proposed 2 GW project is located in the Bothnian Sea, 90 kilometers off the coast of the Satakunta region.
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 planned wind farm, Wellamo Floating Wind, will be located in the Finnish exclusive economic zone – in a project area of approximately 1,000 km2. The proposed project could generate up to 8-9 TWh of clean energy into the Finnish electricity grid.