Head of Offshore, Sweden
Emelie is a Mechanical Engineer and has spent the last 15 years working with the development of large-scale energy projects. She started out in fuel-conversion and phasing out of coal-fired power plants in Denmark before moving into offshore wind in 2011. Emelie joined OX2 in 2021 and is now Head of Offshore Wind Development. Her team is currently developing offshore projects in the Kattegat and the Baltic Sea.
What are the main opportunities with offshore wind?
“Our projects can significantly increase the supply of renewable electricity in parts of Sweden where the need is the greatest and where growth and commercial investments have been jeopardized by capacity shortages in recent years. The wind farms themselves will create opportunities for new businesses and jobs in the regions where they are located.”
What are the main challenges?
“Historically the main challenges for Swedish offshore projects has been to obtain permits and have a viable business case. With decreasing costs to build offshore wind and an increasing demand for electricity the time is now right for offshore wind in the Baltics. We have a great deal of confidence and strong hope of being granted a permit during 2023/2024.”
What do you think OX2’s offshore business will look like in five years?
“In five years’, time, I think OX2 has expanded to several new offshore markets, the offshore team has grown significantly from its current size, we have challenged our current business models and gained new capabilities.”
The wind farms themselves will create opportunities for new businesses and jobs in the regions where they are located."
Emelie Zakrisson, Head of Offshore, Sweden