455MW wind plant in Finland

Siemens Gamesa has supplied a wind turbine plant to a project in Finland.

The 455MW Lestijärvi project with Swedish developer OX2 is due to be installed in 2024 and will use 69 SG 6.6-170 turbines, the company said. When finished, the project will reportedly produce around 2% of the country’s electricity output.

The wind turbines are equipped with a 170-meter rotor and 6.6 MW generator, Siemens said. A total of 64 turbines will sit on 155m towers, and the other five will use 145m towers.

“This contract marks an important step for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform in Finland,” said Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit.

According to the Finnish Wind Power Association, Finland plans to install 30 TWh of wind capacity by 2030, which would provide around 30% of the country’s electricity demand.