Press release | 2014-10-01 | 08:30 AM

Vattenfall signs wind power contract with Gamesa

The Spanish company Gamesa will supply the 18 wind turbines to the Höge Väg wind farm in Kristianstad in Scania province. The contract is worth a total of SEK 312 million.

The Spanish wind power manufacturer Gamesa has been entrusted with supplying the turbines to what will become Vattenfall's largest onshore wind farm in Sweden.

"This project is completely in line with our strategy to invest in wind power only where there are good wind conditions and where it is profitable. We have found such a site in the Höge Väg project and it's really pleasing to present a solid investment in renewable energy in southern Sweden," concludes Alberto Mendez Rebollo, Head of Vattenfall Vindkraft AB.

This is the first time that Gamesa has supplied turbines to a wind farm owned by Vattenfall.

"This contract with Vattenfall, one of the world's leading energy suppliers, is a sign of confidence in Gamesa's technical solutions. The contract also marks a milestone in our product and sales strategy for northern Europe, and especially in Sweden, one of our prioritised markets," says Ricardo Chocarro, CEO of Gamesa's European operations.

The Höge Väg project was acquired by Vattenfall in 2013 and is being built on the Maltesholm estate. Construction will begin in the autumn, and the first turbines will be supplied in summer 2015. Commissioning is planned for late 2015.

Facts about Höge Väg
Number of turbines 18
Total output 38 MW
Generating capacity 107 GWh
Power supplies to 21,500 homes
Height 150 m
Commission date Q4 2015
Investment SEK 500 million
Construction start Autumn 2014


For more information about Vattenfall's ongoing wind power projects:
Vattenfall's wind power projects (in Swedish)

For more information, please contact:
Anna Wenell, Project Manager Höge Väg, 070-626 61 55

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