Peikko delivers gravity foundations to Markbygden Wind Farm

Peikko Group’s Swedish subsidiary Peikko Sverige AB has received a substantial order to deliver gravity foundation technology to Markbygden Wind Park in the Piteå area, Northern Sweden. Peikko delivers its reinforcement package including rebar coupling systems and punching and shear reinforcement for the 16 foundations of the wind park’s first phase. Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations. Deliveries are scheduled to take place by the end of 2017. The wind park is estimated to be operational by the end of 2019.

Markbygden Wind Park is built in three phases. The wind park comprises altogether 179 wind turbines, and it will be the largest single onshore wind park in Europe with a combined capacity of 650 MW. The development plans of the Markbygden area may eventually lead up to the largest collection of wind farms in Europe, with altogether 1,101 operational wind turbines.

The developer of Markbygden Wind Park is SVEVIND AB. NCC Sverige AB is the main contractor of the civil work and infrastructure, and will also perform the installation work of the foundations. General Electric will deliver the wind turbines GE 3.6-137 with hub heights of 131.40 meters.

“Despite the tight project schedule, the response of Peikko’s experienced wind team has been swift and competent. From the foundation design to the delivery of the materials on site, Peikko’s professional performance has impressed us”, notes Nils Pettersson, Assisting Project Manager at NCC Sverige AB.

“Currently Peikko is the leading onshore foundation technology supplier in the Nordic countries, and we are very proud to enhance our position in Sweden by participating in the Markbygden Wind Park project. The cost-efficiency of Peikko’s gravity foundations results from effective use of materials with reduced site assembly and construction time”, comments Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.