First components for an Estonian wind farm arrive at Port of Tallinn

First components for an Estonian wind farm arrive at Port of Tallinn

Photo Port og Tallinn

The first components for the largest wind farm project in the Baltics have already arrived at the Port of Tallinn’s second cargo harbour, the Paldiski South Harbour. The project, named Sopi-Tootsi wind farm will have a total of 38 wind turbines and a production capacity of 255 MW.

In a social media post, Port of Tallinn said that the first components have arrived, consisting of tower sections, nacelles and blades. The components have been delivered by one of Chipolbrok vessels. More shipments will follow in the coming weeks.

Chipolbrok recently dispatched the multipurpose vessel Herbert from the Port of Ciwandan in Indonesia after six days of loading.

In the future, the arrival of turbine parts at Paldiski will become more frequent, as the primary purpose of the newly constructed quay no. 6a, in addition to military transport, is to accommodate shipments related to wind energy. The 310-meter quay, along with a 10-hectare hinterland area dedicated to servicing wind farms, will be completed by the end of 2025, the Port of Tallinn said.

First components for an Estonian wind farm arrive at Port of Tallinn
Photo: Port of Tallinn

The wind farm

The Sopi-Tootsi wind farm provides about 680 gigawatt-hours of renewable electricity per year, thereby doubling the entire wind energy production in Estonia. In comparison, there are currently a total of 145 wind turbines in Estonia, with a total capacity of approx 320 megawatts and annual production of around 730 gigawatt-hours.

A total of 38 wind turbines will be built near the settlement of Tootsi by the end of 2024, and the company also plans to build a large solar park near the wind farm. The output of the Sopi-Tootsi wind farm covers nearly 8 per cent of all electricity consumed in Estonia.

The project is being developed by Enefit Green, in a consortium with Nordecon Betoon (NOBE), Verston, AS Connecto Eesti. The completion of the project is scheduled for the second quarter of 2025.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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