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RWE Considers Swedish Port as Offshore Wind Hub for Baltic Sea Pipeline

German energy group RWE AG said on Wednesday that is exploring the option of using a Swedish port as a centre for handling logistics, installation, operations and maintenance activities related to its offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea.

RWE and the Port of Karlshamn have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the idea, starting with mapping the requirements and necessary build-outs and investments to facilitate the scaling-up of the port's capacity, according to a press statement.

“Port capacity and a sustainable supply chain industry are key to the deployment of offshore wind projects,” said Matilda Machacek, vice president of offshore development Nordics at RWE Offshore Wind.

Anton Andersson, project lead at RWE Renewables Sweden, underscored offshore wind farms' contribution to harbour development and gave as an example the company’s 48-MW Karehamn offshore wind farm near the Swedish island of Öland in the Baltic Sea.

“With its natural deep harbour and large shipyard, Port of Karlshamn is well positioned to meet the future needs of the offshore wind industry in the Baltic Sea,” said Caroline Säfström, CEO at Port of Karlshamn.


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