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Skelleftea Kraft, Fortum inaugurate 247-MW wind park in Sweden

The Blaiken wind farm. Source: SkellefteƄ Kraft

Sep 13 (Renewables Now) - Swedish municipality-owned power company Skelleftea Kraft last week inaugurated the 247.5-MW Blaiken wind farm alongside its Finnish project partner Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM).

The particular plant consists of 99 wind turbines capable of generating about 714 GWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the consumption of roughly 200,000 apartments. The total cost of the project amounts to SEK 3.3 billion (USD 412m/EUR 346m). It was realised in four stages.

The Blaiken wind park is classified as a demonstration project that uses an anti-icing system. It gives sector players the chance to visit the site and learn more about the utilised technologies, according to a company press release.

Skelleftea Kraft owns an 85% stake in the asset, while Fortum holds the remaining interest.

(SEK 1.0 = USD 0.125/EUR 0.105)

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