Statkraft owns 60 per cent of the company Statkraft SCA Vind AB, SSVAB, which has applied for licences for seven wind farms in Västernorrland and Jämtland counties, one of Sweden’s largest industrial investments . The project comprises 136 km² of woodland and 360 wind energy turbines, with a combined power production of 3 TW annually. This provides renewable energy that replaces fossil energy sources and cuts more than two million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
Statkraft’s partner is the cellulose company SCA, Europe’s largest private forest owner, and owner of large parts of the areas covered by the joint venture’s wind energy licences.
In December 2008, SSVAB submitted licence applications for six wind farms in Jämtland and Västernorrland counties. The applications were for the wind farms Mörttjärnberget, Stamåsen, Bodhögarna, Ögonfägnaden, Raftsjöhöjden and Björkhöjden-Björkvattnet. In May 2011, SSVAB applied for a licence for one additional wind farm, Storhögen in Östersund municipality.
The licences for six of the wind farms; Mörttjärnberget, Stamåsen, Ögonfägnaden, Björkhöjden-Björkvattnet and Raftsjöhöjden, have now been granted.
Mörttjärnberget, Stamåsen, Björkhöjden and Ögonfägnaden are currently under construction.
The investment decision for the Mörttjärnberget wind farm was made on 15 June 2011. Construction started during the summer of 2011, and the wind farm is scheduled to enter operation in 2013.
The investment decision for the Stamåsen wind farm was made on 17 August 2011. Construction started in September 2011, and the wind farm is scheduled to enter operation in the autumn of 2012.
The investment decisions for the Björkhöjden and Ögonfägnaden wind farms were made on 26 September 2012. Construction started in the autumn of 2012.