Business in Finland continues to grow for Nordex. Most recently, ABO Wind ordered nine turbines from Nordex‘s 3-MW series through its Finnish subsidiary, ABO Wind Oy. The turbines have a rotor diameter of 131 meters, and the cold-climate versions of the machines have been selected for this project.
The site in the municipality of Jämijärvi lies around 90 km to the north-west of Tampere in the region of Satakunta. It is characterized by good wind speeds of 7 m/s on average. The wind farm is intended to produce some 99,771 MW hours of green electricity per annum.
Preparations for installation of the N131/3000 machines in western Finland are set to start this winter, and the wind farm will be fully operative in autumn 2017. Nordex will also be responsible for service and maintenance of the turbines for a period of 15 years, on the basis of a Premium Service contract.
“ABO Wind is a long-standing customer of Nordex with projects in Germany, France, Ireland, and now Finland too,” said Nordex CSO Sales & Marketing Patxi Landa. “We are very pleased to note the confidence once again placed in our technology and service.”
With this order Nordex further improves its position in Finland, an important wind market where the manufacturer has been active via a subsidiary since 2011.
“We have been active in Finland since 2013, and number among the leading project developers there. With our four projects already set up or under construction, we are installing 83.1 of the approximately 2,000 megawatts of wind energy with guaranteed feed-in remuneration,” explained Dr. Klaus Pötter, Managing Director of ABO Wind Oy.
To date, three further projects totaling 80 MW have been approved and have a secure grid connection. In addition, five projects with 150 MW are under development.
“We hope to be able to implement these within the framework of coming tenders,” added Dr Pötter.