Falck picks Nordex turbines for 59 MW of Finnish wind farm projects
Image by Nordex SE.
July 7 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine maker Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) today said it has secured orders to deliver its hardware for 59 MW of wind projects being developed by Italy’s Falck Renewables SpA (BIT:FKR) in Finland.
The Italian company’s Finnish subsidiary has placed two deals for a total of 10 turbines, to be installed as part of its Mustalamminmaki and Koiramaki projects. Each of the two sites will be equipped with five pieces of the N163/5.X turbines in a cold climate version and coupled with an anti-icing system for the rotor blades to fit the harsh weather conditions.
The Nordex machines will be mounted on tubular steel towers of 148 metres (486 feet), with their installation planned for the summer of 2023. The wind farms are being constructed in the municipality of Karstula in central Finland.
The order also includes a service and maintenance agreement for the turbines for a 10-year period, Nordex said.
The two projects are Falck’s first wind developments in Finland. The Italian firm bought the schemes last November from Danish wind and solar developer European Energy for some EUR 7.3 million (USD 7.5m).
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.