The contract value is in the billions and it also includes service, said Vattenfall. Besides shorter licensing processes for wind power, the contract also provides the prerequisites for achieving the company’s wind power initiative in the Nordic region, added Vattenfall.

Vattenfall aims at increasing the share of renewable energy by 10TWh within a 10-year period. Wind power will be responsible for 8TWh. That corresponds to approximately 1,500 wind turbines and household electricity supplied to 1.6 million homes. Vattenfall is investigating suitable areas to establish wind power both on land and at sea in the Nordic region.

Anders Dahl, head of Vattenfall Vindkraft, said: This contract eases the supplier bottleneck for wind power. It will enable us to implement the initiative to increase the share of renewable energy sources by expanding wind power.