Hamburg, 29.06.2020: Connected Infrastructure Capital GmbH (CIC) is building the wind farm Norra Hunna near the village of Askersund in the Swedish province of Örebro. The Hamburg-based company is thus securing a first foothold in the growth market of Scandinavia.
Four turbines will be built by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wind turbines. The SWT-DD-142 turbines have a rated output of 4.1 megawatts (MW) and have rotors with a diameter of 142 meters. The hub height is 120 meters. The total output is 16.4 MW. This is enough to supply around 14,000 households with electricity.
“With the four new plants, we have a foot in the door to the important European market of Northern Europe,” says Dr. Philipp Jantz, Director Project Management at CIC. In contrast to Germany, onshore wind energy is booming in Sweden,” adds Managing Director Lars Quandel. The current funding system for new projects in Sweden runs until 2030; in Norway it will be closed from 2021. In addition, many onshore wind farms are already profitable without subsidies, and there is room to designate new sites.
The wind farm is scheduled to go into operation in the first quarter of 2021. Construction work on roads and access roads will start shortly and will be carried out by the Norwegian construction and civil engineering company Veidekke. The grid connection will be provided by the state-owned Swedish energy group Vattenfall AB.
The Hamburg-based company CIC is a joint venture of Jopo GmbH and VentusVentures Holding GmbH. CIC specialises in structured financing solutions in the renewable energy sector and concentrates on the acquisition of high-yield, approved wind farm projects in European markets with a special focus on Scandinavia.
Dr. Philipp Jantz
Director Project Management
Connected Infrastructure Capital GmbH
Phone: +49 40 22 65 923 74
Fax: +49 40 22 65 923 99