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Vattenfall gains key permit for 530MW complex

RICHARD HEAP

March 22, 2024

Vattenfall has secured vital permits for the 530MW Norrbäck and Pauträsk complex in Sweden, which is set to be its largest onshore wind development.

The Swedish utility said today that it has received the final environmental permits for the 111-turbine complex, which is made up of two wind farms in Sweden’s Lycksele, Storuman and Vilhelmina municipalities.

It plans to take a final investment decision on the complex in 2025, with construction due to start in 2026.

Marie Kimming, head of land-based project development at Vattenfall, said: “The fact that we now have the necessary permits for the Norrbäck and Pauträsk projects is welcome because the need for electricity, not least in northern Sweden, is expected to increase sharply.”

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