06/03/2018 – News / Renewables / Peikko Group / Finland / Peikko Norge AS / Norway

Peikko delivers rock foundations to Hitra 2 wind park in
central Norway

Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary, Peikko Norge AS, has received a substantial order to deliver rock foundation technology to Hitra 2 Wind Park in the Trøndelag area, Central Norway.


Peikko will deliver all steel components for the 26 foundations of the wind park – an order comprising FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates and foundation reinforcement. 


Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between April and August 2018, with the wind park estimated to be operational by the end of 2019.


Hitra 2 Wind Park is part of the Fosen Vind – Europe's largest land-based wind power project, consisting of six wind farms with a combined capacity of 1,000MW. Peikko has already participated in the Fosen Vind project by delivering 71 rock foundations to Roan wind park and 80 foundations to Storheia wind park. 


The developer and future owner of Hitra 2 Wind Park is Fosen Vind DA – a joint venture between the Norwegian TrønderEnergi and Statkraft, and Nordic Wind Power DA, formed by a European investor consortium of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners and Swiss BKW AG. The project will be executed by Statkraft. 


PEAB – one of the leading Nordic construction and civil engineering companies – is the main contractor of the civil work and infrastructure and will also perform the construction work of the rock anchored foundations. Vestas delivers 26 units of their V117-3.6 MW turbines with a hub height of 87 metres.


“Fosen Vind is a remarkable project, and Peikko is proud to be part of it with our foundation solutions,” commented Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation. “We have a strong track record in onshore wind park projects, with both gravity and rock foundations. Peikko provides a complete solution including design and supply of foundation components bringing important savings for the project, and thus speeding up the erection process.” 


Headquartered in Lahti, Finland, Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Founded in 1965, the Group today has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in seven countries. Generating a turnover of €173 million in 2016, Peikko remains a family-owned and run company that has grown to employ over 1,500 professionals worldwide today. www.peikko.com

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