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Peikko delivers gravity foundations to Markbygden wind park in Northern Sweden

Peikko Group’s Swedish subsidiary Peikko Sverige AB has received a substantial order to deliver gravity foundation technology to Markbygden Wind Park in the Piteå area, Northern Sweden. Peikko delivers its reinforcement package including rebar coupling systems and punching and shear reinforcement for the 16 foundations of the wind park’s first phase. Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations. Deliveries are scheduled to take place by the end of 2017. The wind park is estimated to be operational by the end of 2019.

Markbygden Wind Park is built in three phases. The wind park comprises altogether 179 wind turbines, and it will be the largest single onshore wind park in Europe with a combined capacity of 650 MW. The development plans of the Markbygden area may eventually lead up to the largest collection of wind farms in Europe, with altogether 1,101 operational wind turbines.

The developer of Markbygden Wind Park is SVEVIND AB. NCC Sverige AB is the main contractor of the civil work and infrastructure, and will also perform the installation work of the foundations. General Electric will deliver the wind turbines GE 3.6-137 with hub heights of 131.40 meters.

“Despite the tight project schedule, the response of Peikko’s experienced wind team has been swift and competent. From the foundation design to the delivery of the materials on site, Peikko’s professional performance has impressed us”, notes Nils Pettersson, Assisting Project Manager at NCC Sverige AB.

“Currently Peikko is the leading onshore foundation technology supplier in the Nordic countries, and we are very proud to enhance our position in Sweden by participating in the Markbygden Wind Park project. The cost-efficiency of Peikko’s gravity foundations results from effective use of materials with reduced site assembly and construction time”, comments Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

 

Further information:
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation, Mobile: +358 50 384 3001, email: topi.paananen@peikko.com 

Fredrik Ohlsson, Managing Director, Peikko Sverige AB, Mobile: +46 11 28 04 68, email: fredrik.ohlsson@peikko.com  

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Peikko’s onshore wind turbine foundation system optimizes the use of steel and concrete and reduces time in all parts of the process. Our foundation solution is flexible; it is always tailored according to customer and project needs. The delivery can comprise foundation components, design and foundation components or the complete turnkey foundation including assembly.

Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make customers’ building processes faster, easier, and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 7 countries. Peikko’s turnover in 2016 was EUR 173 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs over 1,500 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.