The third quarter is off to a good start for Northern European wind power in Finland. The Nordex Group just received a further call-off from its frame agreement with the Finnish asset management company, Taaleri. Nordex will supply an additional 11 N131/3000 turbines for the Kivivaara- Peuravaara wind farm.
With this order, the customer has raised the number of turbines for this project to 30 turbines. This wind site is challenging because it is surrounded by forest and hills, and turbulent winds. In addition, the temperature is often close to freezing. Therefore, Nordex will install the wind turbines on 144-m tubular steel towers to make use of the less-turbulent wind.
Furthermore, the manufacturer will also equip the machines with its own anti-icing system to prevent ice formation on the rotor blades and, in turn, reduce potential downtime. In icing conditions, the system can increase yields by up to 25%. All previously ordered turbines for Kivivaara-Peuravaara also include this anti-icing configuration.
The third phase of the project, which by itself totals 33 MW, complements the two former phases of Kivivaara-Peuravaara wind, which are currently already under construction. That section consists of 19 turbines with a combined capacity of 57 MW.
Once complete, Nordex will provide full service for the whole 90-MW wind farm for a minimum 15 year period. While Taaleri financed the first two phases of the project via the fund Tuulitehdas II, the more recently ordered turbines are already part of their new fund, Tuulitehdas III.
“While our local sales team has been busy completing the above contracts with Taaleri for the 2017 installation campaign, our project management team has been equally busy installing this year’s planned turbines of the same generation type,” said Executive VP for Northern Europe, Kim Wichmann- Hansen. “I am happy to see that we are making good progress and on track with our plans for installing the largest of our turbines.”
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