Floating Offshore Wind

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Marine Space

Alternative use of Marine Space

Seaweed farming can provide a sustainable healthy food source easily incorporated into most foods and can also be used for bio-fuels production. Seaweed is fast growing, fix carbon, phosphorus and nitrates, produce oxygen and has a carbon negative footprint.

An offshore wind park can host seaweed farms and contribute to the build up of an industry for both nutrients and biomass that has a negative carbon footprint

SeaSapphire aim at exploring the potential of using the marine space in the parks for seaweed farming and will work with local companies, universities and researchers to evaluate the potential in the Baltic Sea.


Floating Offshore Wind

Floating wind foundations are normally used in deep waters where fixed foundations are no longer economically feasible. WindEurope estimates 80% of the wind resource in Europe is in waters beyond 60 m deep. Therefore, floating wind is going to play a key role in the development of offshore wind pipelines in many countries including Sweden and Finland.

An additional benefit with floating wind is that the wind parks can be located further off the coastline where wind conditions in most cases are better, the disturbance on shipping and fishing is less, the environmental impact is lower and the visibility from the coastline  is less.

The 4 projects aim at bringing commercial and industrial large scale benefits to Sweden and Finland by establishing industry grade industrial development for the supply of the technologies and benefit from the anticipated growth of the market for floating offshore wind.

for 2030:
objectives for the following years:

(hundreds of thousands of homes)
Potential maritime area for floating offshore wind
Produced Energy

Alternative use of Produced Energy

SeaSapphire has the ambition to explore the establishment of e-Fuels production close to the wind parks in collaboration with local stakeholders. e-Fuels e.g. hydrogen, green ammonia, HVO, Sustainable Aviation Fuel, e-methanol; can be produced with the electricity generated from wind parks, water and CO2 from the air. In contrast to conventional fuels, they do not release additional CO2 and are climate neutral in the entire balance.

Thanks to their compatibility with today’s internal combustion engines, e-Fuels can be used as “drop-in” fuels in hard to abate sectors like aviation, marine transport and chemical production and will enable re-use of existing oil and gas infrastructure to be transitioned from fossil based to sustainable fuel production and storage. This enables us to manage limitations in curtailment, electrical grid infrastructure constraints and variability of renewable energy which may affect electrical grid robustness and stability.

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