Largest wind power project in Finland so far
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Silvasti started biggest wind power project in Finland so far (2015). The first step of the project were carried out successfully in arctic conditions.
Silvasti started the biggest wind power project in Finland so far
For Silvasti the year-end dates were extremely a busy time. Finland’s so far the largest wind power project kicked off at western coast Kalajoki. The target of the project is to build total 22 turbines to Mustilankangas area at Kalajoki.
For Silvasti the project started when first ship carrying tower sections arrived to Finland. Before end of the year 2014. Silvasti project team unloaded over 60 wind turbine tower sections to storage area to wait transportation to the final site. Transports were interesting because the turbines hub height were more than 137 m. In this case, the wind turbine blades is longer than 63 meters, the nacelle of a weight exceeding 125 tons, and the maximum tube length 30 meters with 6 meter diameter weighting up to 120 tons.
The first step of the project were carried out successfully in arctic conditions
The first step of the project started immediately after Christmas in the Port of Kalajoki.
Silvasti handled port handling operation of heavy lift vessel coming directly from China to Finland. These were loaded with markets largest onshore wind turbine tower sections. Operation was very challenging, in hardcore conditions snow and minus Celsius degrees, the Chinese captain of the vessel reports that it was his first time he see discharging in those conditions! To get alongside they quay 2 tugboats was positioned 100 km’s away, thus of 2 tugs – a 2 hours operation to manage to get the vessel alongside, because of ice conditions at unloading berth.
Shipping and port operations were coordinated by the staff of Silvasti Germany office and trucking/warehousing by the experts from Finland office.