Search engine firm Google has entered into a power purchase agreement with O2 for the purchase of electricity from the latter's wind farm, which is to be built in Sweden.
The electricity being purchased will power the company’s data center in Hamina, Finland, for over the next ten years.
The proposed wind power facility will be built at Maevaara, in Övertorneå and Pajala municipality in northern Sweden. It will use 24 wind turbines and is expected to have an installed capacity of around 72MW.
Meanwhile, O2 has secured complete financing for the construction of the new wind farm from the German insurance company Allianz.
Commenting on the deal, Google Technical Infrastructure senior vice president Urs Hoelzle said the company is aiming to boost the consumption of renewable energy as it is a carbon neutral company.
O2 CEO Johan Ihrfelt said, "We’re delighted to be able to build yet another onshore wind farm, this time for Allianz and Google.
"We’ll be using the latest generation 3MW turbines to ensure we get the maximum efficiency out of Maevaara’s great wind conditions."
Allianz will assume ownership of the wind farm, while O2 will continue to commercially and technically manage, under a separate agreement the wind farm.
The wind power facility is expected to become fully operational in early 2015.