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Peikko Delivers Gravity Foundations to Wind Park in Sweden

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Peikko Group’s Swedish subsidiary Peikko Sverige AB will deliver gravity foundation technology to Markbygden Wind Park in the Piteå area, Northern Sweden. 
Peikko Delivers Gravity Foundations to Wind Park in Sweden

Peikko will deliver its reinforcement package including rebar coupling systems and punching and shear reinforcement for the 16 foundations of the wind park’s first phase.

The company is also responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations. Deliveries are scheduled to take place by the end of this year with the wind park becoming operational by the end of 2019.

Markbygden Wind Park is being built in three phases. The wind park is made up of 179 wind turbines, which will make it the largest single onshore wind park in Europe with a combined capacity of 650 MW.

The development plans of the Markbygden area may eventually create the largest collection of wind farms in Europe, with a total of 1,101 operational wind turbines. The developer of Markbygden Wind Park is SVEVIND AB.

NCC Sverige AB is the main contractor of the civil work and infrastructure, and will perform the installation work of the foundations. General Electric will deliver its GE 3.6-137 wind turbines each with a hub height of 131.40 meters.

“Despite the tight project schedule, the response of Peikko’s experienced wind team has been swift and competent. From the foundation design to the delivery of the materials on site, Peikko’s professional performance has impressed us”, noted Nils Pettersson, Assisting Project Manager at NCC Sverige AB.

Image @Svevind

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