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    Åndberg Wind Farm Launches Commercial Operations


    June 13, 2022 - Gulf Oil & Gas

     

      Ardian, a global private investment firm, announced today that the ndberg wind farm near Härjedalen, Sweden, is already operational. In 2019, Ardian purchased the project's development rights from OX2, a Nordic renewable energy producer. The construction work was done by OX2 and its subcontractors and was completed this spring. The wind farm will create approximately 800GWh of green energy each year, enough to power 160,000 homes or avert 156 kton of CO2 emissions from fossil power sources.

      The 53-turbine wind farm is the second largest in Sweden coming into operation this year. The wind farm was built without subsidies and will help improve the energy security of Europeans.

      Ardian has been supported by its partner Enordic throughout the construction period, and expects Enordic to add significant value during the operations phase too. Enordic is a growing team of seasoned industry professionals, with diverse expertise in investment, construction and O&M, energy risk management as well as project finance. Enordic provides Ardian with their deep industrial knowledge and local connections, which bolsters Ardian’s hands-on asset management approach.

      In particular, Ardian looks to deploy its best-in-class renewables digital systems to optimize the operations of Åndberg Wind Farm. Ardian has implemented a future-proof end-to-end renewable energy monitoring online platform that enables it to monitor technical and market risk. This is a major building block of Ardian’s strategy to create value in renewables and bring down the cost of renewable energy globally.

      The wind farm entered into a 10-year green power purchase agreement (PPA) with Skellefteå Kraft, one of Sweden’s largest energy producers, in October 2019. Additionally, project financing was secured with KfW IPEX-Bank in September 2020, based on the quality and long-term resilience of project Åndberg.

      The Åndberg platform has grown recently with the acquisition of assets in Finland, both operating and in development stage. With Åndberg Wind Farm now in operation, the Ardian and Enordic teams will look for opportunities to further expand the portfolio.

      “We are investing into the energy transition with the objective of delivering a positive impact for all stakeholders. Åndberg Wind Farm is an excellent example of cutting-edge technology that will further contribute drive de-carbonization of the energy system in the Nordic countries.” Simo Santavirta, Head of Asset Management in the Infrastructure team at Ardian

      “Åndberg Wind Farm project demonstrates the break-through of green energy technology in big scale. In addition, Åndberg Wind Farm project will give back annually a percentage of its revenue to the Lillhärdal-community. The use of the contribution will be decided by a local board.” Thomas Linnard, Director of the Enordic Renewable Energy Platform

      “We have been looking forward to start the operation of Åndberg Wind Farm to help enabling the transformation of the Nordic energy sector which is the essence of our ambition.” Eero Auranne, CEO of the Enordic

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