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The Sjisjka wind farm

Sustainability and green

For in-depth information on sustainability aspects of this project, please view the related Sustainability case study in PDF.

For Skanska’s part, this project fits well with our goal of being a leader in green construction and of contributing towards a more sustainable society. The project is also completely in line with the government’s ambition of adding more renewable electricity to the electrical system.

The wind farm is situated in the Kaitum primeval mountain forest, which is a preserve for nature experiences, recreation and scientific research in untouched nature. In addition, it is situated within a Natura 2000 area. This means there are numerous restrictions and obligations during the project period. Upon construction completion everything must be restored – the roads removed and when the wind farm is retired, the bases covered over.

In order to protect this sensitive environment, we are operating throughout the project using long-term sustainable solutions. We have developed a sustainability plan to ensure that those of us responsible make sure that the laws and restrictions applicable to Sjisjka wind farm are followed.

Natura 2000

Natura 2000 was created with support from the EU’s habitat and bird directives. Regulations in the directive are subsequently implemented through the member nations’ national legislation. In Swedish legislation, these regulations can be found in the Environmental Code and in the Ordinance regarding protected areas in accordance with the Environmental Code (1998:1252).