REALIZATION OF MARKBYGDEN ETT - THE LARGEST SINGLE ONSHORE WIND FARM IN EUROPE
Svevind is pleased to announce that the 650 MW Markbygden ETT wind farm in Northern Sweden, comprising 179 wind turbines, has reached financial close. The project has been acquired by GE Energy Financial Services and Green Investment Group Limited, part of Macquarie Group. As new equity partners, GE and Green Investment Group have raised approximately €800M in financing.
The construction of Markbygden ETT’s infrastructure has already begun, with preparation of about 130km of wind farm roads, crane platforms, wind farm internal cabling and second level substations. GE Renewable Energy will supply 179 of its 3.6 MW wind turbines with 137 meter rotors. The wind farm is expected to begin commissioning in the second half of 2018 and be fully operational by the end of 2019. At that time, Markbygden ETT is expected to be the largest single onshore wind farm in Europe.
Svevind has developed the Markbygden ETT project over the last 15 years. In total, Svevind’s development work in the Markbygden 1101-area may lead to 1,101 wind turbines becoming operational, in what would be the largest collection of wind farms in Europe.
Svevind values the excellent cooperation over time with landowners, authorities, organizations, associations, locals and individuals. This has been a prerequisite for the development and realization of the project. The Markbygden ETT project will be realized on properties owned by Sveaskog Förvaltnings AB, SCA Skogsfastigheter AB and several private property owners.
In addition to wind power, Svevind established other related business activities in the area of Markbygden, such as gravel production for the construction of wind farm roads as well as establishment of local concrete batching plants for the wind turbine foundations. The nearby localization of these businesses minimizes transports and environmental impact. At the moment, the electrical grid connection to the 130 kV grid of Markbygden Net AB and to the 400 kV grid of the Swedish TSO Svenska Kraftnät is under construction.
SVEVIND HAVE MOVED TO A NEW OFFICE!
We are excited to announce that we have moved to a new location in Umeå!
The move took place in mid March, our new office is located in Umestan business park, on the 6th floor of the newest office building.
MEETING WITH THE ECONOMIC ASSOCIATIONS WITHIN MARKBYGDEN
On April 26th we had the annual meeting with the economic associations within Markbygden (Lillpite älvdals -, Kost Vind-, Markbygden 2008 and Rokådalen Economic Association).
YET ANOTHER TERAWATT HOUR!
In the beginning of August we reached our second TWh!
NOW THE WHOLE MARKBYGDEN 1101 PROJECT HAS OBTAINED PERMISSION FROM THE ENVIRONMENT PERMIT OFFICE
This is another huge milestone in Svevind´s history so far.
On March 17, 2016 the Environment Permit Office in Norrbotten approved to construct and operate up to 442 wind turbines in the third and final phase of the unique Markbygden project. This means that the entire project, which encompasses a total of 1101 turbines has received permission.
SVEVIND AND ENERCON PRESENT A NEW OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE FOR THE MARKBYGDEN 1101 PROJECT
Change is in the air for Markbygden. The ownership structure has changed to support the realisation of the huge wind farm of up to 1,101 wind turbines in Piteå Municipality.
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