YIT to build the foundations of 47 wind power plants for TuuliWatti in Simo, Raahe and Kalajoki
YIT has signed contract agreements with TuuliWatti Oy on the implementation of the foundations for 47 wind power plants in Simo, Raahe and Kalajoki, Finland. The total power of the plants is approximately 160 MW and their annual electricity production corresponds to the consumption of 220,000 apartments.
The construction work in Kalajoki will start in summer 2015 and, in Simo and Raahe, the construction will start in spring 2016. The construction work will be completed in its entirety by the end of 2016. The foundations to be built now are part of the framework agreement signed by YIT and TuuliWatti Oy, the aim of which is to build foundations for approximately 90 wind power plants.
“Our operations are based on the long-term and comprehensive development of wind power projects. We have participated in supporting the implementation of the projects of TuuliWatti Oy and, at the same time, developed new technical solutions and more efficient operational methods that clearly benefit our customers and also improve our own competitiveness. In addition, with wind power construction, we have been able to create more jobs in the industry,” says Harri Orko, Head of Unit for wind power business at YIT.
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Sanna Kaje, Vice President, Investor Relations, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 50 390 6750, email@example.com
Harri Orko, Head of Unit, Infra Services, YIT Construction Ltd, tel. +358 50 440 2322, firstname.lastname@example.org
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