December 4 (Renewables Now) - Finnish renewable energy developer Taaleri Energia Ltd said on Monday it has achieved financial close on a newly-acquired wind project in Sweden with a capacity of 23.4 MW.
The company, through the Taaleri SolarWind I Fund, has purchased the project rights for the so-called Slageryd scheme from a consortium of local developers, using debt by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB). The particular wind farm will be installed in the municipality of Vetlanda, southern Sweden, and is planned to be fully operational by the end of next year. Taaleri Energia said it intends to launch construction works immediately.
To be powered by six 3.9-MW turbines by German manufacturer Nordex (ETR:NDX1), the plant is expected to generate around 71 GWh of electricity annually, offsetting around 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
BayWa re renewable energy GmbH, the renewables unit of German diversified group BayWa AG (ETR:BYW6), will be in charge of building the facility under a “fixed-price, date-certain contract.” In addition, it will also have a “long-term day-to-day role” in the plant’s operation following commissioning.