Ilmatar developing 200-MW wind project in Finnish forests
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Finnish renewables developer Ilmatar Energy is working on the development of a 200-MW wind project in its home country and will seek to enter the planning and permitting process towards the end of this year.
The Vermassalo wind farm will be located in areas in Finland’s Northern Pirkanmaa region that are owned by Finnish forest manager and timber producer Finsilva, Ilmatar said on Monday.
The Finnish developer intends to start building the wind park in 2025-2026 and start feeding electricity to the grid within the 2027-2028 period.
To be installed around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Virrat municipality, the Vermassalo plant will be powered by 20-25 turbines spanning an area of roughly 3,200 hectares (7,900 acres). The entire site is owned by Finsilva and is situated in proximity to Ilmatar’s Tuuramaki wind project, which is currently undergoing environmental impact assessment, and its Lylyharju wind scheme, which is in the draft planning phase.
Ilmatar will seek to achieve synergies between the three projects, especially for their transmission infrastructure, it said. The Finnish firm added it is building six wind farms that will add 350 MW of power generation capacity.
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