All seven companies who submitted a competing application for a superficies licence – OÜ Utilitas Wind, Liivi Offshore OÜ, Aker Offshore Wind Europe GmbH, VIRU KEEMIA GRUPP AS, Sunly Wind OÜ, Edel Offshore Wind OÜ and UAB „Ignitis Renewables Projektai 6“ – qualified to participate in the auctions for Liivi 1 and Liivi 2 sea areas.

The auctions will take place electronically in the online environment for state land auction The auction for the sea area of Liivi 2 will take place from 7 December 2023 at 12:00 (UTC+2) to 13 December 2023 at 12:00 (UTC+2), Estonian time. The auction for the sea area of Liivi 1 will take place from 11 January 2024 at 12:00 (UTC+2) to 17 January 2024 at 12:00 (UTC+2), Estonian time. Both auctions have an extended end, with the period of extended end being 15 minutes. The auctions are open all days of the week and around the clock.

Liivi 1 and Liivi 2 sea areas are located northwest of Ruhnu island in an area suitable for the development of wind energy according to the Estonian maritime spatial plan. The area of Liivi 1 is 77.7 km2 and its starting price is €1,165,500. The area of Liivi 2 is 114.9 km2 and its starting price is €1,723,500. The minimum bid increment is €50,000. In order to participate in the auction, qualified participants must submit an application for participation in the auction to the CPTRA and pay a deposit of €23,310 for the Liivi 1 area and €34,470 for the Liivi 2 area.

The winners of the auctions are the participants who made the highest bid and paid that amount, and procedures for a superficies licence and environmental impact assessment will commence no later than within 90 days from the announcement of the winner of the auction. Developers who won the auctions must then present their environmental impact assessment programmes to the CPTRA within 18 months, followed by an environmental impact assessment report 24 months after the environmental impact assessment programme has been declared to meet the requirements.

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