Honkajoki wind farm connects to Finnish grid

Paul Boughton

Nordex has installed its first N117/2400 wind farm in Finland.

Comprising nine N117/2400 multi-megawatt turbines, the 21.6MW Honkajoki wind farm has now been connected to the grid for Finnish wealth management company Taaleritehdas.

Mounted on steel tube towers with a height of 120 metres, the turbines will yield of up to 75GWh per year. Honkajoki is the first project under a frame contract signed with Taaleritehdas in June 2012 providing for the delivery of up to 111 turbines.

Nordex completed the Honkajoki wind farm ahead of schedule thus allowing Taaleritehdas to generate energy earlier than anticipated and tap into the 'early bird premium' for wind power generated before 2016.

“This marks a real success for our new activities in Finland and creates an excellent basis for future projects with Taaleritehdas,” says Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, a member of Nordex SE’s Management Board.

Honkajoki is located in a flat woodland region in the south-west of Finland. Thanks to the Nordex N117 wind turbine and its remarkable suitability for Finnish wind conditions, the wind farm achieves a high capacity factor around 40 per cent.

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