The 2.5-megawatt wind turbines to be purchased from Nordex will cover a total of 150 megawatts of the wind farm’s planned capacity. The turbines for Blaiken are designed to operate particularly cold conditions. They are equipped with a new kind of warming system that prevents ice from forming on the rotor blades and thus ensures the wind farm’s production also during the winter season.
The Blaiken wind farm will be constructed in phases; the intention is for construction to be complete in 2015. The construction of roads and other infrastructure in the plant area started this year. The next phase involves building the foundations for the wind turbines. Nordex starts to deliver the wind turbines in 2012.
Blaiken will be one of the biggest onshore wind farms in Europe. Its average annual production of an estimated 700 gigawatt-hours is the equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 150,000 households. The total project investment, when completed will be about EUR 400 million, of which Fortum’s share is 40% and Skellefteå Kraft’s 60%.
The German Nordex is one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers with operations in nearly 20 countries.
Fortum Power Division
Risto Andsten, Vice President, Renewable Energy, Fortum, tel. +358 (0)50 453 3988
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