About the project
Vasa Vind are building the Åskälen (Åskälen-Österåsen) wind farm, located southwest of Hammerdal on the border between Strömsund and Östersund municipalities in Jämtland county, some 50 km north of the city of Östersund. The project consists of 80 Vestas V136 3.6MW turbines with 112m hub height and a total installed capacity of 288MW. Once completed in early 2020, the wind farm will generate over 900 GWh of renewable electricity per year. Owner is the Dutch pension fund manager APG.
Link to press release.
Contact information to the construction team
Site Manager Rolf Rubensson
Site Manager Rune Eriksson
Project Manager Pär Larsson
The project was developed by the local entrepreneurs Björn Daehlie and Hans Olofsson. Permit for max 105 turbines with max 180 m tip height was obtained in 2012. Vasa Vind acquired the project in the beginning of 2014 and shortly after this, the company name for the project was changed to Trekilen Vind AB.
In the following pre-construction work, detailed site design has been going on and the number of turbines has been reduced to 80, with a total capacity of 288 MW.
Grid connection and civil infrastructure
The wind farm will connect to Svenska Kraftnät's substation in Midskog via a new 37 km long 220 kV overhead line which will be built by Jämtkraft. A new 33kV/220kV substation will be built on site to connect to this new power line.
The wind farm area has a large network of existing forest roads which will now be broadened, reinforced and complemented with new wind farm roads.
Wind measurements have been performed during several years using three met masts and three sodar units showing good wind resource.