Energy developer RWE and Smålandshamnar have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore whether Sweden’s port of Oskarshamn could serve offshore wind energy projects developed in the Baltic Sea region.

RWE explores Oskarshamn as an offshore wind energy hub

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The port of Oskarshamn

The parties said they would identify if Oskarshamn could be a suitable harbour for the logistics, installation, loading, operations and maintenance activities relating to RWE’s planned offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea. A first step is to identify the requirements and investments needed to facilitate scaling-up the port’s capacity.

RWE is also partnering with the port of Karlshamn, having signed a similar MoU in early May. 

Niclas Strömqvist, ceo of Smålandshamnar, said: “The port of Oskarshamn is already one of the leading harbours in Sweden for the transport and handling of onshore wind components. We are proud that RWE, one of the world’s leading companies in offshore wind, has taken note of our port and our expertise and supports our plans to become a hub for offshore wind, too.” 

RWE is busy developing offshore wind energy projects across Europe. Among the projects, it is presently working on the 1 GW Thor project off the Danish coast.