It appears that Sweden will soon be adding to its wind energy portfolio, this time with a land-based wind farm that is expected to be among the largest in the nation. According a recent announcement from Skanska Infrastructure Development, it is jumping into a joint venture with wind farm developer O2 and Jämtkraft to develop the wind farm, which is expected will have a generation capacity of about 78 megawatts.
The wind farm will be located in Sjisjka, a low mountainous area in the north of Sweden. Skanska reports that all the necessary environmental and building permits are in place and that work on the new wind farm is underway.
The project calls for 30 Vestas V-100 2.6 megawatt wind turbines which stand over 420 feet tall. When completed sometime in 2012, the Sjisjka wind farm is expected to generate about 200 gigawatt-hours-enough electricity for an estimated 43,000 Swedish homes.
The new Swedish wind farm is said to be worth about 1.1 billion Swedish Krona, or about $170 million. Skanska will act as investor and contractor and hold about 50% interest in the project. O2 and Jämtkraft will each hold 25% interest and bring their respective expertise to the project table.
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