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Finland: 40 MW Juurakko wind farm realised by VSB online
40 MW Juurakko wind farm realised by VSB online
© VSB GroupKalajoki/Dresden (renewablepress) - The Juurakko wind farm, located in Finland’s North Ostrobothnia region, has started producing cleanly generated electricity.
The Juurakko wind farm has seven wind turbines with a total capacity of 40 MW, enough to reliably supply 36,000 households with green energy. The wind farm was developed and built by VSB Uusiutuva Energia Suomi Oy, the Finnish subsidiary of the international project developer VSB. The park is owned by Helen and the Ålandsbanken Wind Power Special Investment Fund. The wind farm was inaugurated on 2 November 2022.
Construction of the 40 MW wind farm started in the spring of 2021, using turbine technology from manufacturer Nordex, which together with VSB built the N163/5.X model for the first time in Finland. In order to deliver consistently strong yields even in Nordic weather conditions, the model is equipped with an anti-icing system as a cold-climate variant.
“This was the VSB Group’s first project in Finland. Thanks to the smooth and transparent cooperation with decision makers from the town of Kalajoki, landowners, contractors and Nordex, as well as Helen and Ålandsbanken, the project was successfully completed on time,” said Jean-Marc Bazenet, Chief International Officer of VSB Group. “We are proud to contribute to Finland’s goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2035 and are committed to driving the energy transition in the country with further wind projects,” Bazenet added.
In addition to the Juurakko wind farm, Helen, together with the Ålandsbanken Wind Power Special Investment Fund, acquired the Karahka wind farm, with a capacity of approximately 150 MW, from the VSB Group in July 2022. It is currently under construction, with commissioning planned for 2024.
About VSB Group
VSB, headquartered in Dresden (Germany), is one of Europe’s leading vertically integrated developers in the field of renewable energies. Its core business is project development of onshore wind and photovoltaic parks, their operational management as well as the operation of its own assets as a growing independent power producer. VSB operates in nine European countries and has a pipeline of more than 10 GW. Since 1996, VSB has commissioned more than 700 wind energy and photovoltaic plants with a combined installed capacity of approximately 1.3 GW. VSB also provides services for around 1.4 GW worth of installed plants. With its affiliated companies, the Group employs over 450 people.
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