The partnership of Keski-Suomen Betonirakenne Oy (KSBR) with the renewable energy project developer Abo Wind is set to expand, as the foundation works for the Kestilä Kokkoneva wind park begin in April.
Abo Wind is contracting a nine-turbine wind park, called the Kokkoneva wind park, in the Siikalatva Kestilä region. KSBR is set to construct the foundations for the park as a turnkey contract.
– Our delivery includes the form, reinforcement, concreting, and solder casting works for the foundations. We will begin the work in April, and our portion of the project will be ready in early August, says KSBR Site Engineer Marko Leppänen.
Kokkoneva will generate energy with nine 150-metre wind turbines with a total combined output of approximately 40 megawatts.
Partnership projects are based in trust
– We are currently also working on the infrastructure for three other wind parks under contract with Abo Wind. These joint projects are located in Haapajärvi’s Välikangas, in Jakostenkallio of Sievi, and in Ilosjoki of Pihtipudas, says KSBR’s director of wind power construction, Juha Tuominen.
Tuominen emphasises the significance of a recognised international partner in sizeable wind power projects.
– Partnership projects are based in trust, and it is great that we get to work together with Abo Wind in no fewer than four simultaneous projects.
Investing in transparent communication
ABO Wind Oy CEO Aapo Koivuniemi states that it is of absolute importance for the company to complete wind park projects by achieving good quality and in a responsible manner together with trusted partners.
– The best outcomes are achieved by investing in transparent communication with both the contractor and the local landowners. We are indeed glad that our successful cooperation with KSBR continues in the Kestilä project as well, says Koivuniemi.
KSBR is currently building the infrastructure for eight different wind parks all over the country. As such, they have taken the lead in wind power infrastructure construction in Finland.
In addition to the scheduled Kokkoneva park and the Haapajärvi Välikangas, Sievi Jakostenkallio and Pihtipudas Ilosjoki projects, they are currently working on Voimamylly in the Kanta-Häme region, the Rasakangas wind park in Kurikka, and on Korkeakangas in Karstula and Mastokangas in the Raahi-Siikajoki region.