Published: 01 October 2012 01 October 2012
Statkraft has decided to build the Björkhöjden and Ögonfägnaden wind farms in Sweden. Statkraft's investment budget for the two projects is about NOK 5.2 billion.
The two new wind farms will be built in Jämtland and Västernorrland counties, northeast of Östersund in mid/northern Sweden. Björkhöjden wind farm will have an installed capacity of 270MW and will start operations in two stages, in 2014 and 2015. Ögonfägnaden wind farm with its 99MW will be completed as early as 2014. A total of 123 wind turbines will be erected, each with an output of 3MW. The construction work will start immediately. The wind farms are being built by a joint venture company owned 60-40 by Statkraft and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA).