Wind projects spur expansion at Port of Kaskinen

Wind projects spur expansion at Port of Kaskinen

Photo: Patrik Hellman

Finnish project logistics and heavy transport specialist, Ahola Special, part of the Ahola Group, has made the 700th delivery to the Pjelax wind farm project in Finland. It was the company’s biggest project so far which started back in February and is now almost complete. It is also a trigger for growth at the Port of Kaskinen. 

During the project, Ahola Special picked up the components of a total of 56 wind turbines from the Port of Kaskinen and delivered them to the construction site in Pjelax.

Wind projects spur expansion at Port of Kaskinen
Photo: Ahola Special

Around 40 vessels called the Port of Kaskinen with components for the Pjelax wind project. ESL Shipping’s Kallio
was one of the vessels calling the port. With its 160 metres in length and 21,353 dwt, it is an uncommon guest at the Port of Kaskinen, taking almost all the space at quay 7.

Wind projects spur expansion at Port of Kaskinen
MS Kallio at the Port of Kaskinen; Photo: Port of Kaskinen

The port itself is also responding to the wind power demands with the Port of Kaskinen CEO, Patrik Hellman, saying that there is expansion underway. A total of 4.5 hectares of storage space are being built just north of the main port.

“This is the first stage of expanding the port area and extending the quays by several hundred meters. We are preparing more space for more wind turbine components and for the planned new cardboard factory and additional infrastructure. Planning to deepen the fairway by 2-3 meters is also underway,” Hellman said.

Pjelax wind project

The project is being developed by Fortum and Helen in Närpiö and Kristiinankaupunki. According to the target schedule, the Pjelax wind farm will be commissioned by the summer of 2024. When completed, it will annually produce approximately 1.1 TWh of renewable energy.

The wind blades for the Pjelax project are each 80 metres long and weigh some 27 tons. Wind turbine towers have been delivered in seven sections each 12-30 metres in length, depending on the unit.

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Wind projects spur expansion at Port of Kaskinen

Wind projects spur expansion at Port of Kaskinen

Photo: Patrik Hellman

Finnish project logistics and heavy transport specialist, Ahola Special, part of the Ahola Group, has made the 700th delivery to the Pjelax wind farm project in Finland. It was the company’s biggest project so far which started back in February and is now almost complete. It is also a trigger for growth at the Port of Kaskinen. 

During the project, Ahola Special picked up the components of a total of 56 wind turbines from the Port of Kaskinen and delivered them to the construction site in Pjelax.

Wind projects spur expansion at Port of Kaskinen
Photo: Ahola Special

Around 40 vessels called the Port of Kaskinen with components for the Pjelax wind project. ESL Shipping’s Kallio
was one of the vessels calling the port. With its 160 metres in length and 21,353 dwt, it is an uncommon guest at the Port of Kaskinen, taking almost all the space at quay 7.

Wind projects spur expansion at Port of Kaskinen
MS Kallio at the Port of Kaskinen; Photo: Port of Kaskinen

The port itself is also responding to the wind power demands with the Port of Kaskinen CEO, Patrik Hellman, saying that there is expansion underway. A total of 4.5 hectares of storage space are being built just north of the main port.

“This is the first stage of expanding the port area and extending the quays by several hundred meters. We are preparing more space for more wind turbine components and for the planned new cardboard factory and additional infrastructure. Planning to deepen the fairway by 2-3 meters is also underway,” Hellman said.

Pjelax wind project

The project is being developed by Fortum and Helen in Närpiö and Kristiinankaupunki. According to the target schedule, the Pjelax wind farm will be commissioned by the summer of 2024. When completed, it will annually produce approximately 1.1 TWh of renewable energy.

The wind blades for the Pjelax project are each 80 metres long and weigh some 27 tons. Wind turbine towers have been delivered in seven sections each 12-30 metres in length, depending on the unit.

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