RES has appointed Peab and SIC as contractors for the Björnberget wind farm in Sweden. The project is one of the largest wind farms in Europe to start construction in 2021. It is so large, RES required two contractors to deliver the balance of plant (BoP) work. Peab, a leading Nordic construction and civil engineering company, will be responsible for the foundations for 35 turbines while SIC, with decades of turbine foundations experience, will complete 25 of them. The site will have approximately 64 km of new and upgraded roads and 130 km of cabling. It’s imagined at the peak of construction 200 people will be working on site.
As well as managing construction, RES will also take care of the wind farm’s commercial and technical management once operational.
Matilda Afzelius, CEO of RES in the Nordics commented “This is an exciting point in the construction phase and we’re pleased to be working with such experienced and local companies as Peab and SIC on this project. A wind farm of this size will bring prosperity to the local region, whilst helping to decarbonise Sweden’s power generation”.
Jörgen Eriksson, Regional Manager at Peab commented ”We are very happy to partner with RES in this large and important project, and contribute to society’s transition into renewables”.
Jens Bak Ibsen, SIC CEO said “Both RES and SIC were early movers in the wind market in the Nordics and it’s great that our relationship has developed since our first construction project together back in 2005. We are looking forward to delivering the same high-quality construction at Bjornberget”.
Bjornberget wind farm is jointly owned by Enlight Renewable Energy and Prime Capital’s Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund (PGEIF). The wind farm due to go live in early 2023. It will generate 1.1TWh annually, equivalent to powering 300,000 European homes.
The wind farm will be equipped with the new Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform. There will be sixty, 6.2MW turbines and these will have the largest rotor in the onshore market, providing the lowest cost of energy.
Image source: Courtesy of RES
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