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Nordex secures turbine contract from WPD for Finland wind farm

08 Jan 2021 (Last Updated January 8th, 2021 11:21)

Nordex has secured a contract from German wind and solar developer WPD to supply wind turbines for the 188MW ‘Karhunnevankangas’ project in Finland.

Nordex secures turbine contract from WPD for Finland wind farm
Nordex will carry its first installations of turbines with a 159m hub height. Credit: Nordex.

Nordex has secured a contract from German wind and solar developer WPD to supply wind turbines for the 188MW ‘Karhunnevankangas’ project in Finland.

Located in the north of Ostrobothnia in western Finland, the wind facility will use 33 of Nordex’s N163/5.X turbines in the Delta4000 series.

WPD Finland managing director Heikki Peltomaa said: “We are excited to have another wind farm with Nordex state of the art wind turbines.

“We are looking toward late 2022 to start delivering emission free electricity to Europe’s largest paper company UPM based on a corporate power purchase agreement.”

Nordex will install the turbines on tubular steel towers with a hub height of 159m, the first such installation for Nordex. With rotor blade tips reaching 240m high, the turbines will have the capacity to reach higher wind strata with less turbulence.

Additionally, Nordex has agreed to provide service to the wind turbines. The company has signed a 15-year premium service contract with the option to extend by a further five years.

Installation and completion of the wind farm is scheduled to take place next year.

Nordex Group CSO Patxi Landa said: “The N163/5.X is ideally suited to sites with medium wind speeds and is a highly efficient solution for this project site on Finland’s west coast.

“We are pleased to note the renewed trust shown by WPD in our turbine technology and that here we are able to install it on tubular steel towers with hub heights of just under 160m.”

Last October, Nordex secured an order for 240MW wind farm located in Texas, US, from an undisclosed company.