Finnish utility Fortum and Skellefteå Kraft, a Swedish energy company, have contracted to build the fourth phase, a block of 9 turbines, of the Blaiken wind farm in Sweden. Skellefteå Kraft will be responsible for the investment of six of the turbines while Fortum will invest in three. The value of Fortum’s investment is approximately €10 million. The new machines are expected to start production in 2017.
With its current 90 WTGs, Blaiken Wind is one of the biggest onshore wind farms in Europe. Its annual production is estimated to be between 600 and 720 GWh. The construction of the wind farm began in 2011. Fortum owns 12 of its 90 turbines.