Finland to open 6,000 MW of offshore wind power to tender

Finland will open four new offshore wind power projects for tendering in its territorial waters in 2023-2024. The total combined capacity of the new projects will amount to approx. 6,000 megawatts (MW).

Two projects are planned to be opened for tendering already in September-October this year and additional two projects next year. A decision on the fifth project will be made later as the municipalities’ zoning situation progresses. The projects will be developed on market terms and do not include subsidies.
Competitive tendering processes are organised by Metsähallitus due to its statutory duty to manage and develop state-owned land and water areas.

Finland’s territorial waters have optimal conditions for offshore wind power production especially on the west coast. Metsähallitus has examined five sites in particular. The sites to be developed and opened for tendering are presented in the attached map.

5 offshore wind areas on Finnish territorial waters

The first five projects to be opened in 2023 – 2024 will be located in Siikajoki, Hailuoto and Raahe (areas 1, 2 and 3 on the map) as well as in Närpiö (area 4) and Kristiinankaupunki (area 5).

For these five areas, Metsähallitus has recently submitted zoning initiatives to local municipalities. After a municipality approves a zoning initiative, permits for projects can be applied for from state actors.

Contact person for competitive tendering:
Markku Tuominen, Wind Power Manager, Metsähallitus Property Development,
tel. +358 (0)206 394 414, e-mail: markku.tuominen@aino-ilkkametsa-fi

Media and other stakeholders:
Hanna Kaurala, Communications Manager, Metsähallitus Property Development,
tel. +358 (0)206 394 239, e-mail: