Wood appointed owner’s engineer on Europe’s largest single-site onshore wind farm

Source: press release, 1 April 2021

photo: Wood plc
photo: Wood plc

Wood has been appointed by Luxcara GmbH as owner’s engineer on its Önusberget wind farm development, located in Sweden’s Norrbotten County, near the town of Piteå.

Upon completion, the 753 MW project is set to become Europe’s largest wind farm. The development will play a substantial role in supporting Sweden’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045.

Andy Hemingway, President of Energy, Innovation & Optimisation at Wood, says, “As the largest of its kind in Europe, the Önusberget wind farm will make a significant contribution to the European clean energy market.”

“Wood has supported around 20% of global wind power generation capacity with our design, optimisation, construction, and operation expertise, and we are delighted to now be partnering with Luxcara on this flagship project,” Hemingway adds.

Since 2019, Wood’s multi-disciplinary team has provided extensive planning, technical, and management support throughout the project’s pre-construction phase. As part of the new contract, Wood will provide owner’s engineering services, including establishing a full-time site presence to monitor the quality and progress of the works.

This latest contract adds to Wood’s long-term support of some of Sweden’s largest scale wind farm developments, drawing on its wide range of expertise and experience in the planning, design, financing, construction, operation, and optimisation of renewable technology.