Van Oord in the Netherlands and Saare Wind Energy in Estonia have agreed to work together to develop the Saaremaa offshore windfarm
Saare Wind Energy is the Estonian developer behind the 600-MW offshore windfarm, which it hopes to build southwest of the Estonian island Saaremaa.
Saare Wind Energy started developing the project in 2015. The next phase in the development process includes an environmental impact assessment which will be initiated after receiving a positive decision from the Estonian authorities.
Van Oord said discussions leading to the agreement were supported by the Estonian Investment Agency.
“The Saaremaa site offers an excellent opportunity for constructing an offshore windfarm and could form the basis of the development of an international Baltic grid,” said Van Oord.
Van Oord and Saare Wind Energy said they look forward to intensifying co-operation with local and national stakeholders in Estonia, which is a precondition for the upcoming permit process and construction of the project.
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