December 9 (Renewables Now) - German testing and certification group TUV SUD has carried out the assessment of the technical basis of the 254-MW Stavro onshore wind project in Sweden, the firm said last week.
Acting as lender’s technical advisor (LTA) on behalf of the project financier DekaBank, TUV SUD said its scope of work included assessment of wind conditions, energy yields, project design and grid connections.
The company also performed the technical review of construction and operations contracts, including the already concluded power purchase agreements (PPAs) and operational expenditures (OPEX), and risk assessment of capital expenditure (CAPEX) and the construction schedule.
The German firm said its technical support would continue throughout the construction phase.
Construction commenced in March 2019.
The project consists of two sub-sites, Blodrotberget and Blackfjallet, located north-west of the Swedish city of Umea. The wind farm will feature a total of 62 Siemens Gamesa turbines across both sites. Siemens Gas and Power will be responsible for the grid connection.
German asset manager Prime Capital AG has developed the Stavro project and will manage it on behalf of a consortium.
The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in late 2021. It will supply power to Google LLC for a data centre and to Swedish forestry and paper company Holmen AB (STO:HOLM.B) under corporate PPAs.