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The Gulf of Riga offshore wind farm will cover half of Estonia’s energy consumption

The electricity production of the Gulf of Riga Offshore wind farm would cover half of the Estonian energy consumption and aid to achieve affordable electricity prices, energy security and the renewable energy goals of the government, according to Estonian energy company East Energia and its renewable developer Enefit.

Margus Vals, a Member of the Management Board of Enefit, said that there is currently a great need for renewable electricity throughout Europe.

“Increasing production of renewable energy is critical for the environment, consumers, and national security,” he underlined. “The Gulf of Riga offshore wind farm plays a key role in Estonia’s energy supply and aligns with the government’s goals of the green transition. Upon successful completion of the planning phase, the wind farm could start production as early as 2028 and cover half of the electricity consumed in Estonia. This is an effective and realistic project to produce affordable and environmentally friendly electricity on a large scale in Estonia and increase energy security for the whole region.”

The preliminary work for the Gulf of Riga wind farm is actively ongoing. In spring thorough research for environmental impact assessment started and is planned to take two years. In July, the company signed an agreement to prepare a conceptual engineering design for the wind farm which is planned to be completed by the end of 2022.

The design will be prepared by accomplished international engineering and consulting company BLIX Consultancy which will analyse alternative wind turbine options as well as foundations, substations and onshore solutions to the wind farm. The design will also provide technical solutions as input to the ongoing environmental impact assessment.

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