Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS is to deliver rock foundation technology to the Storheia Wind Park in Sør-Trøndelag area, Central Norway.
Peikko’s solution is designed for wind farm sites where the bedrock is close to the surface. It incorporates a reinforced concrete block which levels the surface and distributes the force over a larger area of rock, accompanied by post-tensioned rock anchors, tower adapter plates and drilling templates. The company will deliver the steel components for the wind turbines, 80 foundations in total, at some point between March and October 2018.
The Storheia Wind Park is expected to become operational in 2019 and is part of the Fosen Vind wind power project. This is currently Europe’s largest onshore wind project consisting of six wind farms with a combined capacity of 1,000 MW. Peikko has already participated in the project by delivering 71 rock foundations to Roan wind park.
The developer and future owner of Storheia Wind Park is Fosen Vind DA, a joint venture between the Norwegian TrønderEnergi and Statkraft, and Nordic Wind Power DA, formed by a European investor consortium of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners and Swiss BKW AG. The project will be delivered by Statkraft, with Veidekke ASA responsible for the civil work and infrastructure and also the construction of the rock foundations. Vestas will supply 80 V117-3.6MW turbines with hub heights of 87 metres.
“Veidekke recently finished a similar project where we already used Peikko as a supplier, and we have good experiences of the cooperation” said Wegar Rennemo, Project Manager of Veidekke ASA. “Peikko has extensive professional competence which benefits us all the way from the design to the construction work of wind turbine foundations. The project being as large as Storheia Wind Park, secure and on-time deliveries are of major importance. We are confident that Peikko can keep the tight project schedule”.