wpd has placed an order with the Nordex Group for 33 N163/5.X turbines for the 188 MW Karhunnevankangas project in Finland.
The order also includes a deal for Premium Service covering a duration of 15 years and an option to extend it for another five years.
The construction and completion of the wind farm in northern Ostrobothnia in western Finland is scheduled for 2022. The turbines will be supplied in a project-specific operating mode of 5.7 MW, resulting in a cumulative wind farm production of 188 MW.
For the first time, the Nordex Group will mount turbines on tubular steel towers with a hub height of 159 metres. The height of the rotor blade tips of 240 meters ensures that the turbines hit higher wind strata with less turbulence at the site near the coast.
“We are excited to have another wind farm with Nordex state of the art wind turbines. We are looking for late 2022 to start delivering emission free electricity to Europe’s largest paper company UPM based on corporate PPA.”Heikki Peltomaa, managing director of wpd Finland Oy.
“The N163/5.X is ideally suited to sites with medium wind speeds and is a highly efficient solution for this project site on Finland’s west coast. We are pleased to note the renewed trust shown by wpd in our turbine technology and that here we are able to install it on tubular steel towers with hub heights of just under 160 meters.”Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group.