Novel Finnish project pioneers ice resistant technology at offshore wind farm

Finnish offshore wind energy company Suomen Hyötytuuli has celebrated the opening of the innovative 'ice resistant' Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm

the first project of its kind in Finland. The new wind farm, located in the Gulf of Bothnia off the western coast of Finland, is made up of a total of 11 wind turbines and has an estimated power production in the region of 165 GWh each year. "Tahkoluoto is Finland's first offshore wind farm built on offshore foundations. Conditions for offshore wind power in Finland differ from those witnessed in the North Sea. A combination of a sea that freezes, a shallow coastline, a hard sea floor, less wind and wind farms that are located near to the coastline, means that conditions are different and demand a different kind of technology," says Toni Sulameri, Managing Director at Suomen Hyötytuuli.

- Maritime Journal -

13. 10. 2017