Es­to­nian off-shore wind farm project ap­proved; oth­ers fol­low

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Hav­ing at­tained nec­es­sary pa­per­work for the Hi­iu­maa Off­shore Wind Farm, that has taken al­most decade, the last hur­dle is fi­nanc­ing and 4En­er­gia has pro­posed to uti­lize the EU’s co­op­er­a­tion mech­a­nism for the large fund­ing, Clean Tech­nica news por­tal re­ported on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 28. The multi-year per­mit­ting process has also been taken up by Es­to­nian state en­ergy gi­ant Eesti En­er­gia, which has recently sub­mit­ted its ap­pli­ca­tion to build a 700–1,000-MW ca­pac­ity off­shore wind farm south of Ki­hnu Is­land in the Baltic Sea Bay of Riga.

Mean­while, Neu­grund, a startup firm, pro­poses to de­velop the Neu­grund Off­shore Wind Farm on Es­to­nia’s North coast up by the Gulf of Fin­land with a planned ca­pac­ity be­tween 100 MW and 234 MW.

Es­to­nian re­new­able en­ergy firm 4En­er­gia has been per­mit­ted to build a 700 MW to 1,000 MW off-shore wind farm north­west of the is­land of Hi­iu­maa in the Baltic Sea.

AFP/SCANPIX

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