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Peikko delivers its foundation solution to 365 wind turbine foundations in Kenya

Peikko Group has signed a significant contract for the delivery of Peikko’s wind turbine foundation solution to a large wind park to be built near Lake Turkana in north-eastern Kenya. The delivery consists of 365 pcs of Anchor Cages. The Anchor Cages are formed by Anchor Bolts, Anchor Rings and Template Rings, altogether about 750 tons of steel, equaling 41 pcs of 20ft containers. The deliveries start in April and continue until September 2015. The wind farm will be fully operational by 2016. 

The large Lake Turkana 365-turbine wind farm will be Africa’s largest so far constructed south of Sahara, and it is the largest single investment in Kenya’s history. The Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project aims to provide 300 MW of reliable, low cost wind power to the Kenya national grid, equivalent to approximately 20% of the current installed electricity generating capacity. The wind farm site covers 162 km2. The area has excellent wind conditions and the utilization rate of the turbines is estimated to rise to 55%, when the corresponding figure in Europe varies between 20 and 40%. 

The wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850 kW, are supplied by Vestas, one of the leading turbine manufacturers. The turbine foundations are constructed by Enterprise Generale Malta Forrest Kenya. The project is developed by an international investment consortium with companies and development funds from the Netherlands, the UK, and the Nordic Countries.

“Peikko has a strong focus in developing anchoring solutions for onshore wind turbine foundations. We are very proud to be part of this historical wind farm investment in Kenya. This is the first time our technology is used outside of Europe, and excellent proof that our solution offers a cost-efficient, reliable and fast construction for onshore wind turbine foundations”, states 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

Wim Zwaan, Managing Director, Peikko Benelux B.V.
Mobile: +31 62 380 7005, Email: wim.zwaan@peikko.com 

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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 over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Net sales for 2014 are estimated to amount close to EUR 150 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs 1300 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com