Peikko Group has entered a contract with Empower Oy to design the foundation structures and to deliver the anchoring technology for wind turbine towers in Hamina, Finland. The power company Suomen Voima Oy aquires the wind turbines from the Korean company Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. Assembly, operation and maintenance of the wind turbine towers is performed by Empower Oy.
The foundation will utilize a concept developed by Peikko including among other things post-tensioning technology. Peikko’s FatBar solution (anchoring and post-tensioning system) has received a European Technical Approval (ETA). The anchoring system will be produced at Peikko’s Lahti factories. The planning of the foundation solution has been developed in close cooperation between Peikko, Empower and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
At this point the contract comprises the foundation design and anchoring technology for five wind turbine towers of 100 meter hub height equipped with 2 MW Hyundai Heavy Industries turbines. The project is part of a joint venture of the Kotka-Hamina region targeting the building of 100 wind turbine towers to the area.
”This is a breakthrough reference project for Peikko and proof that our operations and ability to create new technological solutions is trusted on the market. We are particularly pleased that the globally acknowledged wind turbine manufacturer Hyundai Heavy Industries has chosen Peikko’s foundation solution.”, states Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation, Tel. + 358 50 384 3001,
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Peikko Group Corporation is a Finnish family-owned company specializing in composite beams and fastening products for concrete connections. Peikko Group has subsidiaries in Austria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The production facilities of Peikko are located in China, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Peikko employs more than 700 people. Further information: www.peikko.com