Vattenfall is one of Europe’s biggest players and investors in wind power and currently operates some 120 wind farms in Sweden. One of these is Hjuleberg in Falkenberg municipality.
Hjuleberg wind farm was built in 2013 and comprises 12 wind turbines from Siemens, each with an output of 3 MW, a tower height of 92.5 metres and a rotor diameter of 113 metres. The total output is 36 MW, meaning the farm can generate renewable electricity for some 18,000 households per year.
Holtab delivered a receiving station to the wind farm that was developed together with Vattenfall.
“This is a total concept with technology and power in the same building,” points out Lennart Sandberg at Holtab.
For Vattenfall and Holtab, this was something of a pilot project in which a solution was developed to suit wind farms with no permanent staff.
“This is a good and hopefully efficient solution which has so far worked brilliantly,” notes Kenneth Pettersson at Vattenfall.
The receiving station was designed, manufactured, tested and inspected at Holtab’s factory in Tingsryd before being delivered to the customer.
“This is a unique solution that we can offer our customers, and is also highly cost-effective compared with building an identical station on site,” adds Sandberg.
Pettersson shares this view.
“It is incredibly practical that everything can be built at one site and then transported to our wind farm by lorry,” he concludes.