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Upon a proposal by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Finnish Government has approved the lease of state-owned sea areas off the coast of Korsnäs and for the use of offshore wind farm planned for Tahkoluoto, Pori. The permits for rental of offshore wind areas received are the first ones in the Finnish offshore development.
As the steward of state-owned land and water areas, Metsähallitus is the lessor. Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy is planning an expansion of the offshore wind farm at Tahkoluoto in Pori. In the second site approved for rental by the Government, planned for Korsnäs, Metsähallitus acts as the project developer and is currently looking for a partner to construct and operate the wind power plants. The partner to be chosen will be responsible for technical planning of the project, for instance, during the project development period. Both projects are located in Finnish territorial waters, where local municipalities – Korsnäs and Pori – will receive property taxes from the project after they have been completed. The wind farm areas remain state property. The rental income from the areas forms part of the result that Metsähallitus reports to the state.
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