Statkraft purchases offshore and onshore wind companies in Sweden

Statkraft AS has declared that it has purchased two companies having pipelines over 37 GW of onshore and offshore wind projects in Sweden. The company has purchased onshore wind company Svevind Nordic AB, part of Dresden-based Svevind Energy Group, and Swedish-Norwegian joint venture (JV) Njordr Offshore Wind AB.

Svevind Nordic has an active pipeline of onshore wind projects with a combined capacity of more than 16 GW. The most advanced of them is the 600 MW Hastliden project, which is presently seeking Swedish government permission. While Svevind Nordic is scheduled to be merged with Statkraft’s activities, the Svevind group will continue to exist for the group’s other businesses outside of Sweden.

Furthermore, Njordr Offshore Wind is a joint venture between the Norwegian renewables company Njordr and Sweden’s Vindkraft Varmland. The company has secured nine preliminary projects in the Western Sea, Baltic Sea, Bothnian Sea, and Gulf of Bothnia, all of which are located in Sweden. These projects have a combined potential capacity of about 21 GW.

Earlier this month, Statkraft obtained a planning allowance from the Scottish Government to construct a 126 MW Energy Isles wind farm in Yell, Shetland. Furthermore, 18 turbines each with a 7 MW producing capacity, will power the project. It will generate enough electricity yearly to serve the demands of 157,000 houses.