In conjunction with Arise and Foresight Group, Siemens Gamesa will complete a 277MW turbine contract for a wind project in Sweden.
The Kölvallen project will have 41 SG 6.6-170 turbines and one SG 6.6-155 turbine, both of which are scheduled for installation in early 2025. The three businesses’ Skaftsen project, which is currently being installed, will be close by when the wind farm is constructed.
The Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform was used for the first time by Skaftsen.
The project will be purchased by Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners, the primary energy transition fund of Foresight Group.
The turbines will receive 35 years of maintenance from Siemens Gamesa. The SG 6.6-170 and SG 6.6-155 turbines will be mounted on towers that are 135 and 122.5 metres high, respectively.
Clark MacFarlane, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s operations in Northern Europe and the Middle East, said “This project feels like an extension to the Skaftåsen project, being physically close, and allowing us to work alongside our partners Arise and Foresight to extend our collaboration further.”
“This project is another strong endorsement for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform.
“Between Skaftåsen and Kölvallen the two wind farms will provide significant green energy for Sweden.”
Per-Erik Eriksson ,Arise CEO, added “We are happy to realize another great project with Foresight and Siemens Gamesa.”
“The wind farm will produce almost 1TWh of renewable power per year, which is a material contribution to the Swedish power balance and also an important measure to mitigate climate change.”
Foresight was advised on the debt structuring of the agreement by Newsec Infra, and commercial bank NORD/LB provided a finance package as the sole Mandated Lead Arranger to enable the building of the wind farm.