France's Neoen breaks ground on 57.4-MW wind project in Sweden
2.4-MW Nordex turbines. Source: Nordex SE
July 11 (Renewables Now) - French independent power producer (IPP) Neoen SA (EPA:NEOEN) today said it has launched the construction of the 57.4-MW Storbrannkullen wind farm in Sweden, its first project in the Nordic country.
To be located in the counties of Jamtland and Vasternorrland, the wind farm is planned to go online late in 2023, producing electricity that will be equal to the annual power consumption of 30,000 homes. It will be interconnected with the grid operated by Germany’s E.on.
Neoen said its plan is to remain the long-term owner and operator of the power plant. The French company has appointed Denmark-based Stenger & Ibsen Construction to take care of the project’s civil engineering and electrification works.
The Storbrannkullen wind farm will be equipped with 10 Nordex N163 turbines with individual capacities of between 5.5 and 5.9 MW. Most of their output is planned to be sold under power purchase agreements (PPA).
Neoen set up business in Stockholm in 2020 and is now developing wind, solar and storage projects across the whole country. The company said it has ambitions to become “a leading player in the Swedish market.”
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