wpd europe takes on Finnish wind farm project Tohkoja
wpd europe GmbH buys the wind farm project Tohkoja, situated on Finland’s west coast, from Finnish energy provider Fortum. wpd is planning the project with up to 26 wind turbines and an overall capacity of up to 83 Megawatt. The wind farm will be built in individual construction phases between 2016 and 2017 close to the municipality of Kalajoki – in the immediate vicinity of the wpd projects Jokela and Mäkikangas.
“The acquisition of the project Tohkoja is another important milestone for wpd europe in Finland and underlines our trust in Scandinavia as an important European wind power market”, says Helge Rau, head of M&A at wpd. With the three projects Jokela, Mäkikangas and Tohkoja, wpd is pursuing a pipeline of all together more than 600 MW. “After entering the market in 2007, today there are seven employees working at wpd’s office in Espoo. Here the Finnish offshore activities of wpd are managed as well, in particular the 400 MW project Suurhiekka, which is the first project with a valid permit and ready to be built”, says Rau.
wpd operates and develops on- and offshore wind farms in 20 countries all over the world, the main offices are located in Germany. The wpd group has already realised windpower projects with approximately 1,500 turbines and a capacity of more than 2.5 GW. Through its subsidiary company established in Espoo, wpd Finland Oy, wpd is working on the implementation of more than 600 MW and has additionally developed the 400 MW offshore project Suurhiekka.
Stadtwerke München (SWM) hold a share of 33 percent of wpd europe GmbH. This joint venture covers the international onshore windpower activities of wpd in Europe (outside of Germany) and Canada.
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