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Highlight Norway: 500 success stories

By Peikko’s blog team

September, 16, 2019

Do you know what is a bulletproof sign of a company’s success? It is not about fancy marketing campaigns, nor amount of personnel nor the turnover. It is first and foremost about customer satisfaction. A satisfied customer returns and spreads the word. In Norway, Peikko has just delivered the 500th wind turbine rock foundation within three years – and the amount speaks for itself.

Wind rocks in Norway

This year our foundations reached an important milestone in Norway; rock foundation number 500 has just been assembled. This particular rock foundation is located in Geitfjellet wind park in the Sør-Trøndelag area, Central Norway. Geitfjellet wind park is part of the Fosen Vind wind power project. Fosen Vind is Europe’s largest land-based wind power project, consisting of six wind parks with a combined capacity of 1,057 MW. Fosen Vind is a consortium of Statkraft, TrønderEnergi and BKW. Peikko will deliver all the 277 rock foundations for the Fosen Vind project’s six wind parks.

Even if the only statue on site is the turbine itself, the milestone of 500 rock foundations is significant for us. It is not only a number, but a symbol of customer satisfaction and things done right. Finding solutions is our pride.

Solutions that truly benefit

Peikko is proud to deliver not only wind turbine foundations but also solutions. We have seen many different types of soil; let it be rock or sand. We have built in Kenya as well as in Lapland. No standardized solution is enough when it comes to complete customer satisfaction; we are humble enough to customize and eager enough to innovate.

Besides customization, our customers benefit of package-like solutions; if required, we deliver a complete package from design to components and assembly. Our foundations are innovative and aim at reducing the construction materials needed, concrete being the prime example. Peikko’s rock foundations commonly used in Norway reduce CO2 emissions by 70% compared to traditional solutions. As if this was not enough, we are also able to bring in important time savings for the project.

Over the past three years mounting rock foundations in Norway, we have also done continuous development. This means that our customers in other markets with suitable geotechnical conditions can benefit from this knowledge and knowhow too, and pick the fruits of our innovations.