Markbygden Vind AB has been granted permission to construct and operate 12 WTGS at Dragaliden, south of Strömnäs Piteå municipality. The permission was issued in February and the building permit in March (both 2008). The company started the construction of the site during autumn 2008 and by the end of the year the first two turbines were put into operation. During the summer 2010 ten additional turbines were erected and taken into operation in December the same year.
Dragaliden has the characteristics of a pilot project and is a first stage of the huge industrial project within the sector of renewable energy in the Markbygden area. The pilot project aims at gaining vast amounts of experience for carrying out the large Markbygden project, among other things:
- The conditions for construction and operating in cold climate.
- Future education- and manpower needs.
- The need for turbine components in case of facing industrial establishments.
The pilot wind farm can also provide the public and the concerned Sami villages an opportunity to form their own opinion regarding the turbines' influence on the surroundings. Dragaliden Vind AB, who was responsible for the planning and construction of the project, is a subsidiary to Markbygden Vind AB.
Contact Svevind Solutions AB: 090-120749