Wind-farms in the Baltic may block important winter sea route for Sweden

A 2022 file photo of wind turbines off the coast of Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. Planned wind turbines in the Baltic Sea may stand in the way for ice breakers in the winter. (Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Several large-scale wind farms are planned in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland.
  • Now the Swedish Maritime Administration warns that the wind turbines may cause trouble for the planned expansion of industry in northern Sweden.
  • The wind farms risk blocking the path of the ice-breakers that are essential to allow cargo ships to run in the northern Baltic during the winter.
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