Hydro REIN and Eolus will own 49 and 51 percent, respectively, of the Stor-Skälsjön project

Eolus together with Hydro REIN has signed an agreement to acquire the fully permitted wind power project Stor-Skälsjön from Enercon. The project, located in Sundsvall and Timrå municipalities in SE2, totals up to 260 MW and will be covered by a 12-year PPA with Hydro.

Hydro REIN and Eolus will own 49 and 51 percent, respectively, of the Stor-Skälsjön project. The partners have agreed to divest the majority of the project shares, and a sales process will be initiated during the summer. Supplier contracts will be entered during autumn this year and commissioning is expected to commence during the second half of 2023.

As part of the agreement, Hydro will sign a Pay-as-produced power purchase agreement with 12-year tenor. Hydro will also manage the balancing and all handling for the produced electricity. The project has a signed grid connection agreement, and the connection will be completed during summer 2021. Construction of internal roads and hard stands have been started by Enercon and coming civil works a new Balance of Plant agreement will be executed by Eolus and Hydro as well as a new turbine supply- and O&M agreement.

The purchase price for the project rights amount to EUR 17 million and Enercon will besides this be compensated for conducted construction works.

-We are very pleased to be able to form this partnership with Hydro REIN and look forward to the cooperation in constructing Stor-Skälsjön. With the PPA and the ownership by Hydro we can offer an attractive investment opportunity in the Swedish renewable electricity sector says Marcus Landelin, COO at Eolus.

-The agreement yet again demonstrated the strength of the Swedish wind power market and the ability of Eolus to find new cooperations and business models. We are delighted over the opportunity to realize this project together with Hydro and once again contribute to the power production in the area says Per Witalisson, CEO at Eolus.

–This project is an important step in the development of Hydro REIN’s portfolio in the Nordics and towards our ambition to invest in 1GW of projects by the end of 2021. We look forward to developing this project jointly with Eolus, which has a strong track record in wind project development in Sweden, says head of Hydro REIN, Olivier Girardot.

Source: Company Press Release