Operating under the joint company name of BlaikenVind AB, Skellefteå Kraft and Fortum will be building one of the largest wind farms in Europe between 2011 and 2017 in the Blaiken area of northern Sweden. This investment is in the vanguard in terms of Swedish and international targets for renewable energy production. Once completed to capacity, the wind farm will contain up to 100 wind turbines.
Skellefteå Kraft is one of Sweden’s largest power generators with its own production plants for wind power, hydropower, heating and bioenergy. Its operations consist of technical development, sales and delivery. With extensive investments in renewable energy production, the company is the driving force in the development of environmental energy in Sweden.
Skellefteå Kraft has its own power grids and offers energy and maintenance services. In addition, it is also active within property leasing and broadband provision. The company is wholly owned by Skellefteå Municipality and in 2015 it had around 600 employees and turnover of SEK 3.5 billion.
Fortum’s purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. Catering to the versatile needs of our customers, we generate, distribute and sell electricity and heat, and offer related expert services.
Our operations focus on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India.
In 2015, Fortum’s employd approximately 8,000 people and had a turnover of EUR 3,5 billion. Fortum’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinkis.