On behalf of Vattenfall, WSP acted as environmental consultant and provided strategic support during the consultation and permitting process for the Kattegat South offshore wind farm, which is destined to be Northern Europe’s largest wind farm, with a capacity that currently corresponds to 2.3% of Sweden's total energy production. The 122 km2 site is located in the Kattegat Strait, about 25 km west of Falkenberg in Swedish waters. To the south are located the Natura 2000 areas (Stora Middelgrund wind power project) and Röde Bank, while the Lilla Middelgrund shoal lies to the north.
WSP was in charge of preparing consultation and permit application documents for the project, including environmental impact assessments (EIAs) in connection with the wind farm permit application under the Swedish Economic Zone Act and with the Natura 2000 permit application.
The project also included strategic support, research and consultation relating to the permit for exporting cables from the planned wind farm to the grid station at Väröbacka. WSP will continue to support Vattenfall during the next project stages.