Empower selected as the main contractor for Tyrinselkä wind farm in Finland

tor 10 sep 2015 12:26:42

Tuulivoimapuisto Tyrinselkä Oy and Empower have signed the main contractor agreement regarding a wind farm to be built near Turku, at the border of the municipalities of Humppila and Jokioinen in western Finland. The wind farm will consist of four Nordex N131 turbines, each with a capacity of three megawatts. The annual power production of the wind farm will be about 42,000 megawatt hours, equivalent to the annual consumption of some 3000 electrically heated detached houses.

The value of the contract exceeds EUR 4 million, and it includes the planning and construction of a substation, required roads, lifting platforms, foundations and a 20-kilovolt internal network. Additionally, Empower will be responsible for the services and maintenance of the wind farm while in operation.

The planning of the project has commenced, and the turbines and construction work are scheduled to be finalised during early summer 2016.

“The wind power business is one of our significant growth areas. The agreement with Tyrinselkä Oy is an important milestone in expanding our customer base,” says Timo Kiiveri, President of the Power Network Division at Empower.

Empower is the leading provider of wind power services in Finland. The group's services cover the entire life span of wind farms, from development to construction and maintenance, as well as 24/7 operation and monitoring services.

Further information:Timo Kiiveri, President, Power Network Division, Empower group, tel.: +358 40 543 3039, timo.kiiveri(at)empower.fi

Juha Silvola, Vice President, Wind Power, Empower group, tel. +358 40 763 1599, juha.silvola(at)empower.fi

Empower group Communications, Empower Media Desk (weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), tel. +358 40 6417 000, empower.communications(at)empower.fi

Empower is a service company that builds and maintains electricity and telecom networks, maintains factories and power plants and delivers information management systems and services to energy sector. The company provides services in more than a hundred locations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The group`s turnover in 2014 was €311 million and it employs some 2,700 persons. www.empower.eu