Keski-Suomen Betonirakenne’s (KSBR) strong input in the construction of Finnish wind power infrastructure continues. The company is now starting the construction of the wind farm infrastructure at Korkeakangas in Karstula, which will comprise nine wind turbines once commissioned at the end of 2021.
– We plan to start the work already in January. We shall carry out the work on a turnkey basis, and it shall cover all infrastructure except for the installation of the turbines and connection to the grid, explains Teemu Kemppe, KSBR’s Project Manager responsible for the construction work.
OX2 is the developer of the wind farm project and its EPC-supplier. The purchaser of the farm is, Aquila Capital, a leading European manager of alternative investments. The project in question is a market-based project for which no subsidies shall be used. The annual production of the farm will be approximately 140 Gwh, which corresponds to the electricity consumption of about 28,000 households.
OX2 appointed KSBR as its partner on the basis of good prior cooperation, and Karstula’s Korkeakangas is the third consecutive project which KSBR shall implement for OX2.
– We are very happy to strengthen the relationship between OX2 and KSBR with this project says Nicola Steinle, Procurement Manager at OX2.
The total capacity of the wind power projects being constructed for OX2 in the Nordic countries is more than 1,000 megawattsAround a fifth, i.e. 211 megawatts, of these projects are located in Finland, and the power of the nine turbines at Korkeakangas totals approximately 43 megawatts.
Director of wind power construction at KSBR, Juha Tuominen, highlights that it is important for KSBR to be involved in enabling the use of clean, renewable energy. He also emphasises that customer accounts, such as OX2, are very important to the company.
– We previously were constructing the infrastructure at Ponsivuori wind farm for OX2 in Kurikka, which was completed in the autumn of 2019, Tuominen says.
KSBR’s project in Korkeakangas is due to be completed in the spring of 2021. The approximately 230-metre-high turbines shall be delivered by Nordex and the connection to the electricity grid shall be provided by Fingrid.
KSBR’s project at Hedet wind farm in Närpiö is at the stage of delivery. In addition, work has been initiated at Piiparinmäki wind farm in Kainuu, where the client is the Finnish wind power company Energy Oy, and the project involves Finland’s biggest wind farm ever. Google purchases more than half of the electricity it produces, and the electricity produced by Hedet wind farm.