It was given planning permission by the local county planning board in Norrbotten. A delegation of environmental assessors visited the area and gave their recommendation that the Swedish government give Markbygden Vind AB a permit for the project, which could cost 6.9 billlion US dollars.
”This would be Europe’s, if not the world’s, biggest wind farm,” Caj Noren, a spokesman for the Norrbotten administrative board, told AFP. He said building work could commence inside three hyears and would be completed after a decade.
The turbines would have a maximum height of 200 metres and would generate enough electricity alone to meet Sweden’s 2015 wind power target of ten terawatt hours per hour.