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A consortium comprised of the Finnish energy utility Helen and Ålandsbanken Wind Power Fund has commissioned the Nordex Group to supply and install 25 N163/5.X turbines for the 147.5MW Karahka wind farm.
The order also includes the Premium Service for the turbines covering a period of 35 years. The Karahka wind farm was developed by VSB Uusiutuva Energia Suomi, the Finnish affiliate of the VSB Group, and was given building permission in January 2022. Since then, VSB, majority owned by Partners Group, has sold the wind farm to the consortium. VSB is still responsible for infrastructure work, which is due to begin in 2023. The wind turbines are to be supplied and installation commenced by the Nordex Group in spring 2024. The Karahka wind farm will be built in the north of the town of Oulainen in the region of North Ostrobothnia in Finland, some 40 kilometres to the east of the Gulf of Bothnia. Nordex will be fitting the turbines with the Advanced Anti-Icing-System to prevent the formation of ice on the rotor blades and will be supplying the turbines in the cold-climate version. In addition to this, a hybrid tower with a hub height of 168 metres will be used. The concrete section of this hybrid tower has been developed by the Nordex Group. The concrete tower elements for the turbines are produced in Finland.
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