Green light for new wind farm in Sweden
PRESS RELEASE – Swiss energy company Fu-Gen has partnered with British asset manager Abraxas Capital Management to construct a wind farm outside Skellefteå for a total investment of EUR 56 million.
The cooperation between the parties was sealed in July 2019 through the acquisition of the project rights for Fjällboheden Vind from the French company Engie. An agreement has been signed with Vestas for delivery of 10 wind turbines in 2021.
“This project is in line with the company’s vision and strategy. Our local team is well established in the region and we are excited to expand our portfolio in Northern Sweden with Fjällboheden and other projects in the future.” says CEO Yaron Feingers of Fu-Gen, which was founded by a group of renewable energy experts and currently owns and operates solar, wind and storage projects in Italy and Sweden.
The wind farm is located northwest of Skellefteå on privately owned, leased land. The project capacity shall be 42 MW with an estimated production of more than 160 GWh of renewable electricity per year, corresponding to the electricity requirements of 6,500 electrically heated homes.
“We have identified Sweden as an optimal core market for our Sustainable Investment Fund’s growth and diversification strategy. We are excited about the cooperation with Fu-Gen and the construction of Fjällboheden”, says Balthazar Cazac of Abraxas. “We look forward to opportunities for investments in more wind power projects, together with Fu-Gen in Sweden.”
The wind farm will be built under the direction of Cameus and Topwind Consultancy and will start producing green energy in the summer of 2021. Installation of the grid connection lines will be initiated in November 2019. Roads and foundations will be built during the summer of 2020.