Siemens Gamesa has been chosen by leading international project developer Energiequelle to deliver wind turbines for the Mikonkeidas wind farm in Finland.
Located in the municipality of Kristiinankaupunki, the 16 SG 6.6-170 wind turbines that will make up the 105-MW project will sit on 145-meter towers to best capitalize on the wind conditions in the region. The installation of the wind farm is expected to be carried out in the first half of 2024. The companies have also signed a 35-year service agreement covering the maintenance of the wind turbines.
“It is great to begin a new relationship and partnership with Energiequelle, and we will collaborate closely to ensure the success of the Mikonkeidas wind project,” said Clark MacFarlane, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s operations in Northern Europe and the Middle East. “Energiequelle has considerable experience of project development in Finland, and it is exciting to see the Siemens Gamesa 5.X wind turbine join their extensive portfolio.”
“We are convinced that Siemens Gamesa is the best suitable partner for our Mikonkeidas wind energy project, and we are looking forward to a successful cooperation with one of the world’s leading wind energy turbine and service providers,” said Michael Raschemann, managing director at Energiequelle.
Wind energy is growing fast in Finland. According to industry body WindEurope, wind energy accounts for 10 percent of the country’s electricity, and its objective is for that to increase to at least 27 percent by 2025, through both onshore and offshore wind.
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