Holmen Energy, together with the investment fund Eurofideme 2, has signed an agreement to construct a wind power plant using 17 V112 3.0 MW wind turbines. The two investors will co-own the project, which will be ready for turbine installation in the second quarter of 2014.
The 51 MW Varsvik wind power plant will be installed in Varsvik, Norrtälje municipality, Sweden, in connection with Holmen’s Hallstavik paper mill. The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind power plant, including a full scope availability agreement, AOM4000.
“We are very excited to construct our first wind power project together with Holmen, all the more so in connection with a project company jointly owned by Eurofideme 2, which is already a highly-valued Vestas customer. It is very positive to see an increase of new entrants in the wind power industry and especially with actors representing Swedish basic industry,” says Vestas Northern Europe Vice President Sales, Krister Poole Jönsson.
“Today, we have initiated the execution of the wind project Varsvik, involving 17 Vestas wind turbines. We have worked with Vestas for some time to continuously improve and tailor the site for optimal turbine layout to secure best cost of energy and stabilised operational lifetime of the turbines. We now focus on and look forward to the execution of the project and how we can further develop our cooperation with the Vestas organisation,” says Arne Wallin, CEO Holmen Energy.
“This project is a key milestone to our expansion strategy in Sweden, one of the most attractive markets for wind in Europe. It is a great opportunity for Eurofideme 2 to be co-investing with high quality partners like Holmen and Vestas,” commented Raphael Lance, Director of Eurofideme 2.
“Sweden is a key market for Vestas and our customers, and this project represents a big step forward in further solidifying wind power’s role in the Swedish energy mix. We are pleased that Holmen has chosen Vestas as supplier for their first large-scale wind power project. We are now looking forward to executing the project and further deepening our cooperation with Holmen, utilising Varsvik as a platform,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President Vestas Northern Europe.
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