Peikko Group has announced it is to deliver gravity foundation technology to Lehtirova wind park in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden.
The deliveries consist of the MODIX Centre Anchor, MODIX Rebar Splicings and PSB Shear Reinforcement as well as all other standard rebar components of the foundation. The group is responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations and will begin to deliver the technology between June and October this year. The foundations should be ready in November 2017 and the turbines will be installed in the summer of 2018. The wind park should be operational by December 2018.
The construction project will be executed as an EPC project by OX2, a company specialising in developing, building, financing, and managing renewable energy plants in the Nordic countries. Empower PN Oy is one of the contractors for the Lehtirova wind park and responsible for the foundation construction. Vestas will deliver to Lehtirova 41 turbines of type V126-3.6MW with hub heights of 121 meters. The annual electricity production of the wind park is estimated to be 490 GWh.
“We are excited to cooperate with Empower in this major wind park project” said Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation. “Previously, Peikko has delivered its foundation solution to OX2 wind farms in Finland where the foundations were also constructed by Empower – the Jouttikallio and Ajos wind farms. Continuing the cooperation now in the Swedish market is a significant step for Peikko’s wind turbine foundation technology”.