Keski-Suomen Betonirakenne Oy (later KSBR) is responsible for all the Balance of Plant works in Närpiö Hedet wind farm as an EPC-supply. Hedet is one of Finland latest market-based windfarms and one of those three Finnish parks from which the American tech giant Google will buy renewable electricity.
Whole windfarm will be delivered as an EPC supply by turbine manufacturer Nordex Group to the two owners and investors Neoen and Prokon. Nordex who was seeking for strategic partner to Scandinavian market selected KSBR for wind farm BoP delivery including roads, platforms, medium and high voltage cabling, substations and main transformers turn key delivery.
”This turnkey supply is including all but setting up the turbines, and is showing KSBR capability and competitivity in the EPC market. The wind power construction is changing into bigger market-based projects which gives an overall responsibility to one supplier”, says Juha Tuominen, director of industrial and wind power construction in KSBR.
The village of Övermark in Närpesis going to get a wind farm of 18 turbines producing a total of 81 MW. Preparations are already ongoing and the building has been started in November.
”This is our biggest single wind power project so far. It is great that KSBR is quoted as a competitive constructor on very demanding Customer ”, says project manager Teemu Kemppe from KSBR. He responds of the building of Hedet wind farm.
The project is 80% owned by Neoen, France’s leading independent producer of renewable energy, and one of the fastest-growing worldwide,and project developer Prokon (20%). The produced subsidy-free electricity production from this wind farm is sold to Google when wind farm starts the operation in the beginning of 2020.
KSBR made recently also a contract of an EPC-supply concerning the Ponsivuori wind farm located at Kurikka. KSBR has become one of the leading partners for wind farms civil and electrical turn key supplies.