Owner’s engineer Wood Group has announced that the Markbygden ETT onshore wind farm has exported power to the grid for the first time.
The 650 MW project, which is located in Swedish Lapland near the town of Piteå, is set to become Europe¹s largest single-site onshore wind farm upon completion in 2019. It is expected to provide power for up 400 000 households and cut 750 000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year whilst increasing Sweden’s installed wind generation capacity by more than 12.5%.
Wood’s clean energy team has provided support throughout the project’s pre-financial close phase drawing on its experience in the construction and operation of wind farms.
Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group's specialist technical solutions division commmmented: “Markbygden wind farm is the largest of its kind, so to see it exporting power for the very first time is a truly fantastic achievement for everyone connected to the project.??Once the wind farm is fully completed, it will make a significant contribution to the European clean energy market.”