Peikko gets gravity foundations job at huge Swedish wind farm

Wind turbine in Sweden. Author: Lars Falkdalen Lindahl. License: Creative Commons. Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

December 5 (Renewables Now) - The 650-MW Markbygden wind farm in Northern Sweden will use the gravity foundation technology of Peikko Group, the latter said today.

Peikko Sverige AB in Sweden has secured “a substantial order” for Markbygden, its parent announced, adding that the contract includes delivery of the reinforcement package for the 16 foundations in the first phase of the project. In addition, Peikko is in charge of the foundation design and structural calculations.

Deliveries are to take place by the end of 2017. NCC Sverige AB is the main civil work and infrastructure contractor, and it will also install the foundations.

The wind project was developed by Swedish firm Svevind. Green Investment Group Ltd (GIG) and General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) recently completed its acquisition and said they have raised about EUR 800 million to finance it. Construction work is in progress, with full operation scheduled for the end of 2019. The wind power plant will have 179 units of GE Renewable Energy’s 3.6-MW turbines.

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