Renewable energy developer RES has appointed Peab and SIC as civil contractors to deliver the balance of plant work for the 372MW Björnberget wind farm in Sweden.

Peab is a Nordic construction and civil engineering company while SIC works with turbine foundations.

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RES Nordics CEO Matilda Afzelius said: “This is an exciting point in the construction phase and we’re pleased to be working with such experienced and local companies as Peab and SIC on this project.

“A wind farm of this size will bring prosperity to the local region, whilst helping to decarbonise Sweden’s power generation.”

Under the contract, Peab will take responsibility for the foundations of 35 turbines, while SIC will complete the remaining 25 foundations.

SIC CEO Jens Bak Ibsen said: “Both RES and SIC were early movers in the wind market in the Nordics and it’s great that our relationship has developed since our first construction project together back in 2005. We are looking forward to delivering the same high-quality construction at Bjornberget.”

Construction works will begin this year. The Björnberget wind farm will become one of the largest in Europe to start construction this year. At the peak of construction, the project will employ 200 workers to build nearly 64km of new and upgraded roads, with 130km of cabling.

Featuring 60 wind turbines, the wind facility will come online in early 2023.

Upon completion, the Björnberget Wind Farm, which is jointly owned by Enlight Renewable Energy and Prime Capital’s Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund, will generate 1.1TWh clean energy a year. This will power 300,000 European homes.

In addition to managing construction works, RES will handle the wind farm’s commercial and technical management, once operational.