Taivalkoski is a 133MW hydro power project. It is located on Kemijoki river/basin in Lapland, Finland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1972. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Fortum and Kemijoki. The project is currently owned by Fortum with a stake of 65%.

The net head of the project is 14.5m. Taivalkoski underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2015-2017. The project generated 550 GWh of electricity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) installed at the site is 48 MVA.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1972.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines.

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About Fortum

Fortum Corp (Fortum) is a clean energy company that generates, distributes and sells heat and electricity. The company carries out the operation and maintenance of power plants; and offers energy-related services. Fortum's operational assets include hydropower plants, condensing power plants, wind power plants, nuclear reactors and combined heat and power plants. It generates electricity from hydro, nuclear, natural gas, coal, biofuel, wind, solar, and waste derived fuels, among others. The company also offers district heating, nuclear safety and waste management services. It has operations in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden, among others. Fortum is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

About Kemijoki

Kemijoki Oy (Kemijoki) operates as an alternative energy company that produces hydropower and regulates power. The company provides services such as power and automation and machine technical design, renovations and power upgradation projects, stations operation and maintenance services, commissioning, installation services, and others. It also offers construction of hydroelectric power plants, protecting and landscaping of beaches and plant, operation, maintenance, power lifting, and others. Kemijoki provides hydropower consulting, project management and design, pre-planning, machinery, telecommunications, automation, construction, installation of control systems, and others. The company owns and operates hydropower plants located in River Kemijoki, River Kymijoki and River Lieksanjoki, among others. Kemijoki is headquartered in Rovaniemi, Finland.


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