Published On: Wed, Feb 19th, 2020

Metsälamminkangas wind farm : GE to supply turbines for 132MW Finnish wind project

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GE Renewable Energy has secured a turbine contract for the 132MW Metsälamminkangas wind farm in Finland from Swedish renewable energy company OX2.

Set to become the third-largest wind farm in Finland, the Metsälamminkangas wind project will use 24 Cypress onshore wind turbines from GE, which have a capacity of 5.5MW each, and a rotor diameter of 158m.

The new owner of the Metsälamminkangas wind farm will be Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Petroleum, which has concurrently signed a deal to acquire it from OX2. The renewable energy company will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the new wind farm in Finland.

Alex Schneiter – President and CEO of Lundin Petroleum said: “We are very pleased to be partnering with OX2 on this project. Alongside our existing hydroelectricity project in Norway, the Metsälamminkangas wind farm will enable us to replace a big share of our net electricity usage, powering our offshore Norway oil and gas production facilities.”

The Metsälamminkangas wind farm will be equipped with 24 Cypress onshore wind turbines from GE

The Metsälamminkangas wind farm will be equipped with 24 Cypress onshore wind turbines from GE. Photo courtesy of GE Renewable Energy.

To be built in the municipality of Vaala, North Ostrobothnia, the Metsälamminkangas wind project is slated to be commissioned by the end of 2021.

In line with that, GE expects to begin the installation of the Cypress onshore wind turbines in the second quarter of next year.

Peter Wells – GE Onshore Wind in Europe CEO, commenting on the Metsälamminkangas wind farm, said: “OX2 is one of the biggest developers of wind farms in the Nordic region, and we are thrilled they’ve selected our brand-new Cypress platform. Our goal is to help our customers drive energy costs down every day, and Cypress is ideally suited to make the best use of the country’s wind speed and landscape.”

Once fully commissioned, the Metsälamminkangas wind farm is expected to produce 400 GWh of power to meet the electricity consumption of 80,000 plus homes.

Apart from GE and OX2, the other contractors involved in the Metsälamminkangas wind project are Suvic for the construction work and internal electricity networks, while Kajave will take care of the grid connection.

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