March 25 (Renewables Now) - Finland’s Peikko Group will deliver rock foundation technology to the Geitfjellet, Harbaksfjellet and Kvenndalsfjellet wind parks that are part of the 1,057-MW wind cluster developed by Fosen Vind DA in Central Norway.
In addition to delivering all steel components for the 100 foundations, the company’s Norwegian unit Peikko Norge AS will be in charge of the foundation design and structural calculations, the Finnish manufacturer said Monday.
Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) will supply 100 units of its V117-4.2 MW and V136-4.2 MW model with an 87-metre hub height for these projects.
Peikko is no stranger to the six-park Fosen Vind project having already delivered 177 rock foundations to the Roan, Storheia and Hitra 2 wind parks. The 256-MW Roan farm has been up and running since the summer of 2018, while Storheia and Hitra 2 will begin operations in 2019. Geitfjellet, Harbaksfjellet and Kvenndalsfjellet are expected to become operational by the end of 2020.
Fosen Vind, the project’s developer and future owner, is a joint venture (JV) between Norwegian power companies TrønderEnergi and Statkraft, and Nordic Wind Power DA, established by a European investor consortium of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners and Swiss BKW AG.