Published on September 30th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
YIT plans large-scale wind farm at Lestijärvi
Finnish YIT has acquired the rights for a wind farm project from Lestijärven Tuulivoima Oy, which currently includes plans for building eighty seven 3 MW wind turbines.
The 87 wind turbines will produce about 770 GWh of electricity per year. The final number of turbines will be specified fully during the project environmental impact assessment, as well as during the land use planning and permit application processes. Once the project is implemented in full it will be one of Finland’s largest inland wind farms. The project area covers a region of about 8,000 hectares.
The aim, according to YIT, is to start construction in 2015, once the planning and permit process has been completed. In addition to the permits, the launch of the project will be affected by the building-term financing, as well as final confirmation from the investors. Provided the schedule is implemented, the first wind turbines will be introduced at the turn of the year in 2016-2017.
YIT provides services for the construction of wind farms. The services provided include earth-moving works for constructing the roads and infrastructure of neighbouring areas as well as the foundation solutions and electrification of the wind farms.