Grönhult wind farm – power plant takes shape

Source: press release, 25 July 2022

The first wind turbine at Grönhult wind farm
The first wind turbine at Grönhult wind farm (photo: Vattenfall)

The first wind turbine at Grönhult wind farm is now being erected, where a total of twelve 5.6 MW wind turbines will be installed from Vestas.

Located in Sweden’s Tranemo and Gislaved’s municipalities, construction of the wind farm began in May 2021, with the building of roads and then parking spaces, followed by foundations and the internal electricity network for the wind farm. The wind farm, which has a total installed capacity of 67.2 MW, will be put into operation at the end of the year.

The wind turbines are transported by special vehicles from Falkenberg and Karlshamn ports. The vehicles are very long and large, so the transports take place at night to minimise traffic disruptions.

“We are delighted to have reached this crucial milestone in the construction of the Grönhult wind farm. The entire project team have worked tirelessly, alongside our contract partners to reach this point. We are confident that with the weather on our side we will be able to continue with the installation of all 12 turbines over the summer in line with our programme,” says Bryan Wright, Portfolio Director at Vattenfall.

In February 2021, Grönhult was sold to the investment company TRIG, The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited. Vattenfall Vindkraft is building the park and will during operation be responsible for the management of the wind farm, which means, among other things, ensuring that permits are complied with and maintaining contacts with landowners and authorities. The twelve wind turbines will annually be able to supply about 40,000 homes with renewable household electricity.