Greenfield project Elinor | RWE
Greenfield project Elinor | RWE

Project under development | Floating wind


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Consultation for the Ymer wind farm is currently underway. You can download the consultation document here.

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Elinor is one of our Greenfield projects, which means that we start from scratch by investigating the technical and environmental conditions for establishing a wind farm in the area.

RWE is expanding renewable electricity production in order to electrify society, contribute to climate change and strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish industry. The wind farm, which would have an installed capacity of about 3 GW, can be an important addition to strengthen the energy supply in Gotland region and south-eastern Sweden.

Facts about Elinor

The wind farm is planned to include up to 200 wind turbines with a maximum total height of 400 metres.

Installed power ca 3 GW
Surface area ca 563 km2
Number of wind turbines, max. 200
Height of wind turbines (including rotor blades), max. 400 m
Number of platforms for transformer and converter stations
6 pcs

Site location

The location of Elinor is planned east of the counties of Östergötland and Kalmar, northwest of Gotland county in Sweden's economic zone outside the territorial boundary.

Project map | Elinor

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Authorization process

The construction of a wind farm requires a wide range of authorizations. The first is a license to carry out seabed surveys to assess the technical and environmental conditions for a future wind farm and a future installation of a power transmission cable to the Swedish mainland. These surveys also provide a basis for the permits that the wind farm will need in a later authorisation process.

For surveys and exploration of the seabed, permits are required under the Continental Shelf Act (1966:314) (KSL). RWE is currently conducting inquiry consultations with county administrative boards and authorities.

The results of the surveys will form the basis for decisions on the location and design of the planned wind farm, taking into account the conditions of the area and minimizing the environmental impact.

The project is at an early stage and scoping consultations are currently underway for the preparation of an environmental impact assessment and application for a permit for surveys in design phase, establishment,  operation and deconstruction of the Elinor offshore wind farm. The consultation is part of the permit process, which means that the relevant authorities, organisations, particularly interested parties and the public have the opportunity to comment on the planned activities. For RWE, the consultation also means obtaining the knowledge and conditions needed to develop the wind farm according to the site's conditions.

The planned environmental impact assessment will form the basis for the application for the necessary licences under the Environmental Code (1998:808) and the Swedish Economic Zone Act (1992:1140). A special Natura 2000 assessment according to Chapter 7, Section 28a of the Environmental Code is not considered relevant for the wind farm and the internal cable network. In the event that a Natura 2000 permit is considered necessary at a later stage, the consultation also includes this.

Pegah Paykar

Project manager

Amir Arvin

Senior consent manager

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