5 March 2010 – Swedish forestry group Södra has purchased six ENERCON E-82 wind turbines to be installed for on-site power supply to Södra Cell’s Mönsterås pulp mill. In addition, Södra and ENERCON have contracted an option on a further 50 wind turbines.

The project at Mönsterås mill is the first stage of a major wind power investment around the mill in conjunction with Norwegian energy company Statkraft. Licence approval has been granted to construct a further four wind turbines in Åserum, just north of the mill.

Preliminary planning is underway. The third stage of the wind power development is planned in a bow-shaped area running from Torp north of Mönsterås towards Kråkerum to the east.