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Hässleholm, Sweden-based wind power developer Eolus Vind AB signed a contract to sell the entire output of its proposed 330-MW Øyfjellet wind farm in Norway to Alcoa Norway ANS.

Under power purchase agreement, the Mosjøen, Norway-based company will buy 1.2 TWh of energy annually for a 15-year term. Alcoa will use to electricity to power its production plant in Mosjøen. The power purchase agreement will allow Eolus to start building the project this year and offer investors an investment opportunity in the Nordic market.

Upon commencement of operations in 2021, the project will be eligible to receive electricity certificates within the common Norwegian and Swedish system.

Eolus has also inked a £256 million power purchase guarantee with the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency.

Alcoa Inc. is the ultimate parent of Alcoa Norway, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence Data. Alcoa produces primary aluminium and aluminium products for rolling mills, extrusion plants and foundries.