The Statkraft and SCA joint venture company SSVAB has completed three wind farms in Sweden’s Jämtland and Västernorrland. The fourth wind farm is still under construction.
Statkraft owns 60 per cent of the company Statkraft SCA Vind AB (SSVAB) which has been granted licences for seven wind farms in Västernorrland and Jämtland counties, one of Sweden’s largest industrial projects. The project area comprises 122 km² of woodland. Statkraft’s partner is the cellulose company SCA, Europe’s largest private forest owner, and owner of large parts of the areas covered by the joint venture’s wind energy licences.
SSVAB submitted licence applications for six wind farms in Jämtland and Västernorrland counties in December 2008. The applications were for the wind farms Mörttjärnberget, Stamåsen, Bodhögarna, Ögonfägnaden, Raftsjöhöjden and Björkhöjden-Björkvattnet. SSVAB has taken four of the projects to Final Investment Decisions.
Stamåsen, Mörttjärnberget and Ögonfägnaden wind farms have been completed and are in operation. The second phase (42 turbines) of the fourth wind farm, Björkhöjden Wind Farm, is still under construction.