European Energy breaks ground on GE-powered 53.2-MW wind farm in Sweden

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August 14 (Renewables Now) - Copenhagen-based wind and solar developer European Energy A/S said today it has started building the 53.2-MW Zinkgruvan wind project in Sweden.

The wind farm, located north of Linkoping, near the northern end of the Vattern lake, will consist of 14 turbines of 3.8 MW each to be supplied by GE Renewable Energy. This is the first time that European Energy has opted to use GE turbines.  

The project is expected to be completed in 2019.

Zinkgruvan is European Energy's second construction project in Sweden after the 10-MW Vastanby wind farm, which is due to be completed early next year. According to chief executive Knud Erik Andersen, the developer has a significant pipeline of projects in Sweden. "Sweden and Finland are increasingly becoming important markets to us and we look forward to stepping up our efforts in those markets," he said.

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