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Wind Market Finland: Nordex Awarded Contract for 43 MW by ABO Wind

Hamburg, Germany - Hamburg-based wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has received an order from its major customer ABO Wind for the supply and installation of nine N149/4.0-4.5 turbines for the Kokkoneva project in Finland.

All turbines will be supplied in the 4.8 MW operating mode. The order also includes a premium service contract for the turbines over a period of 15 years with an option to extend the contract to 25 years.

The Kokkoneva wind farm with a total capacity of 43.2 MW is located south of Kestilä in the municipality of Siikalatva in North Ostrobothnia not far from Lake Oulujärvi. Nordex supplies the turbines in the cold climate version and installs them on tubular steel towers with a hub height of 155 meters for maximum energy yield. Construction work is scheduled for the second half of 2021.

ABO Wind was awarded the contract to operate the wind farm project in 2019 in the first technology-neutral tender for renewables in Finland. The company, which has been active in Finland since 2013, has already connected almost 100 megawatts to the grid itself and sold project rights for more than 210 megawatts in the development phase. In the meantime, 22 employees work from the Helsinki office on projects with a total volume of more than 1.5 gigawatts.

" With this order, we are further expanding our position in the important wind market in Finland, where we have been active for a decade now and have achieved a leading position", says Patxi Landa, COO Sales and Marketing of the Nordex Group. ABO Wind is since 15 years a long-standing customer of the Nordex Group with wind farm projects in Germany, France, Ireland and Finland so far.

Source: IWR Online, Jun 06 2020