Ahola moves wind turbine components to start the season
Finnish project logistics and heavy transport specialist, Ahola Special, part of the Ahola Group, has picked up wind turbine components to start the new season with. The company said that its new job is to deliver wind turbine components for a total of 57 units.
The deliveries are being made from the Port of Kaskinen to the site in Kurikka, where the Viiatti wind project is being developed by the French independent green energy operator Valorem.
The 313MW Viiatti wind project is divided into two projects, the 148,5MW Matkussaari wind farm (100 per cent owned by Valorem) and the 165MW Kalistanneva wind farm, which was sold in 2022 to the Finnish consortium of Helen and Ålandsbanken Wind Power Fund. The construction of the wind farms is being performed by Valrea, the EPC subsidiary of Valorem.
All the 57 WTG foundations have been done, civil works are completed, and ready for the next transport stages, and electrical works (internal grid and sub-stations) are ongoing. The Commercial Operation Date has been set to the first quarter of 2025.
Wind turbine components at Port of Kaskinen
Wind turbine components delivery to the Finnish port of Kaskinen has only been picking up since February last year. The port has been expanding in order to cater to the whole demand from the sector.
According to the port, currently, some 540 wind turbine components are stored in the port, with a new vessel set to deliver 47 new wind turbine blades today. According to a brief social media statement by the port, seven to ten more vessels will deliver wind turbine components for this single project.
However, despite the congestion Port of Kaskinen continues to serve the forest and dry bulk industries. According to the port, its revenue in 2023 was the highest in 14 years and it is now preparing for the €1 billion investment by MetsäBoard in a cardboard factory to show its impact.