Peikko supplies to YIT Construction Services the foundation solution for a wind park which TuuliWatti Oy is building to Tervola in Northern Finland. YIT is responsible for the planning and construction of the foundations in the project. Peikko’s foundation solution is supplied to five of the ten wind turbine towers to be built in Tervola.
Supplying the foundation solution to Tervola is a significant project for Peikko, as the turbine manufacturer for the project is the world leading supplier Vestas. Tervola is also the first project where Vestas supplies a tower with 140 meter hub height. The typical tower height is currently around 100 meters. The Tervola turbines are 3 MW units and the rotors 112 meters. It is also the first proper inland wind park to be built in Finland, situated some 50 kilometers from the coast.
Peikko’s first deliveries to Tervola take place in May and June 2012. The foundations will be ready during autumn. The delivery scope of Peikko consists of foundation design, detailed quality and installation instructions as well as anchoring components.
“We are proud that YIT chose Peikko’s foundation solution for the Tervola wind park. The foundations of such high towers are under very demanding loads. Peikko’s solution enables the building of an efficient and lasting foundation. We are delighted that our strong investment in developing anchoring technology for onshore wind turbine tower foundations pays off.” says Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation, mobile +358 50 384 3001,
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Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of fastening products for concrete connections and composite beams. Peikko’s innovative solutions make the customers’ building process faster, easier and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in China, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s net sales in 2011 were EUR 105 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company with over 800 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.