Finnish renewable energy developer and producer Ilmatar Energy has secured regulatory approval to build an expansion of its Västervik wind farm to create a complex with a capacity of over 230 MW in western Finland.
The permit was awarded by Kristiinankaupunki’s Planning Department after the project received unanimous support, Ilmatar said in a press release.
Under the plan, Ilamar will install 18 turbines to complement the nine machines currently being erected at the Västervik park in the Ostrobothnia region. The initial phase will create a wind farm of 56 MW that should go online by the end of this year, while Västervik 2 is set to add an additional 120 MW-180 MW. The entire complex will consist of 27 turbines.
The final design for Västervik and Västervik 2 will be determined after the planning and environmental impact assessment of the expansion project is completed. New field surveys are due to be carried out in 2024.
According to Ilmatar, the expansion project will bring over EUR 200 million (USD 213.7m) in taxes over its lifespan.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.069)
Source : Renewables Now