Delivering rock foundations to Norwegian wind farm

5th March 2018
Alice Matthews


A substantial order has been received by Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS 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. The deliveries comprise 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. The wind park is estimated to be operational by the end of 2019.

Hitra 2 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 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 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 pcs of their V117-3.6 MW turbines with a hub height of 87m.

Øyvind Enger, Purchase Manager, Avd. Nord, Peab Anlegg AS, stated: “Peab Anlegg AS is very pleased to have reached agreement with Peikko on the delivery of an anchoring system to the wind turbine foundations at the Hitra 2 wind park. Peikko’s solutions meet thoroughly our needs, and we look forward to a close and good cooperation in the project." 

Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group, commented: “Fosen Vind is a remarkable project, and Peikko is proud to be part of it with our foundation solutions. 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.”

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