Statkraft buys Svevind

Piteå Statkraft, owned by the Norwegian state, is acquiring two wind power companies in Sweden: Svevind Nordic AB and Njordr Offshore Wind AB.

German-Swedish Svevind AB, headquartered in Piteå, has for over 20 years driven the development of Europe's largest onshore wind farm Markbygden 1101 outside Piteå.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to strengthen our operations with a group of extremely competent employees who, together with the project portfolio, will make an important contribution to our ambitions to grow in onshore wind power and not least to the industrial development in northern Sweden," says Jakob Norström, CEO of Statkraft Sweden.

The intention is to fully integrate Svevind Nordic into Statkraft's operations.

"We are very proud that our Swedish team, with its unique expertise and many years of experience, will support such an important energy player as Statkraft going forward. In Statkraft, Svevind Nordic gets a strong owner that can take the important work we have done further and continue to provide a positive work environment for the employees," says Wolfgang Kropp, CEO of Svevind Energy.

Markbygden 1101 is a cluster of wind turbines where several companies and operators have gradually expanded the wind farm. For some years now, Svevind Nordic has been a subsidiary of the Svevind Energy Group, a European project developer founded by Wolfgang Kropp and headquartered in Dresden, Germany. Svevind Nordic currently has 16 employees.

Njordr Offshore Wind AB is a Karlstad-based wind power company that develops offshore wind power.

Statkraft is the largest renewable energy company in Europe. The group produces and develops hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating. The group has 5.000 employees in 20 countries. The subsidiary Statkraft Sverige AB owns 54 hydropower plants, four wind farms in Jämtland and Västernorrland and four district heating networks in Trosa, Kungsbacka, Åmål and Vagnhärad. The Swedish operations have 215 employees.

Lennart Håkansson