Ajos wind farm (42 MW) in Kemi, Finland was completed in 2017
OX2, a leading Nordic developer within onshore wind power, has signed a purchase agreement with LähiTuuli for one of the largest wind power projects in Finland. The project rights acquired via the wind power project will allow OX2 to build a wind farm of 24 wind turbines in North Ostrobothnia, Finland.
The total capacity of the Metsälamminkangas project will be approximately 150 MW. Annual production will be equivalent to the electricity consumption of around 80,000 homes (5,000 kWh per household). The project will be based in Vaala, around 120 km southeast of Oulu.
“Metsälamminkangas is one of the largest wind power projects in Finland. It will strengthen our position as a leading wind power player in the Nordic countries,” says Teemu Loikkanen, Regional Manager, Finland and the Baltics, at OX2. He continues, “We’ve already begun tenders with suppliers and started negotiations on a power purchase agreement and funding. Our aim is to be able to start construction next spring, meaning the turbines could be installed in summer 2021.”
“Metsälamminkangas is one of the largest wind power projects in Finland. It will strengthen our position” Teemu Loikkanen, Regional Manager, Finland and the Baltics, at OX2
The project has planning permission as part of the area’s general plan, allowing 24 wind turbines to be built. The highest wind turbine will be approximately 230 m, and the land on which the turbines will be built is privately owned.
The Metsälamminkangas wind farm will be connected to the national grid, Fingrid, via the Vuolijoki substation through an expansion of 32 km of the existing 110 kV section of the grid.
LähiTuuli Oy, the developer of the project, is pleased with its contract with OX2. “Metsälamminkangas has been an extremely important project for us right from the start, and it’s great to see it now moving to the next phase. We think it’s important that our farm continues to develop all the way to electricity generation, and this has been a crucial consideration for us when choosing a new owner,” Miika Pilli, CEO of LähiTuuli Oy, says.
“Metsälamminkangas has been an extremely important project for us right from the start” Miika Pilli, CEO of LähiTuuli Oy
Wind power in Finland
At the end of 2018 Finland’s wind power capacity was 2,041 MW, and there were 698 wind turbines. Last year, wind power met approximately 7% of electricity demand and constituted approximately 9% of all electricity generated.
In 2018, Finnish wind power generation met the annual electricity consumption needs of approximately 300,000 electrically heated detached houses, or one in four in Finland.
Source: Finnish Wind Power Association
OX2 develops, builds and manages renewable power generation. OX2 has taken a leading position in large-scale onshore wind power over the past 15 years, having generated more than 2 GW of wind power in the Nordic region. By constantly increasing access to renewable energy, OX2 is promoting the transition towards a more sustainable future. OX2 has operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, France and Germany. Its head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden. Sales revenue in 2018 amounted to EUR 403 million. For more information, please visit:
About LähiTuuli Oy
LähiTuuli Oy is a 100% Finnish, privately owned company which develops and owns wind power sources nationwide. LähiTuuli is a sister company of TuuliSaimaa Oy, which provides specialist services in the renewable energy sector. LähiTuuli Oy was established in 2009 and its headquarters are in Lappeenranta.