Connecting Finland’s largest wind farm

Connecting Finland's largest wind farm

As the Finnish market leader in the construction of transmission lines and a major player in substation construction and services, Eltel supports the growing wind power sector, which is driving Finland towards climate neutrality.

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Wind power is booming in Finland as the country works towards becoming carbon neutral by 2035. In 2021, around 21,300 MW of wind power projects were under development.

Providing wind power transmission lines and substations

Wind farms require high-capacity transmission lines and new substations. Eltel is the market leader in constructing transmission lines in Finland and is a major player in substation construction and services.

“We are a reliable nationwide partner that network operators and wind power companies can rely on to connect their wind farms throughout Finland,” says Tuomas Antikainen, Sales Director – Transmission, Wind and Cabling a t Eltel Finland. “Wind power customers appreciate our unique ability to not only be able to deliver both transmission lines and substations, but also medium voltage cables and fibre network connections. Only Eltel offers this in Finland.”

Connecting Finland’s largest wind farm

When completed, the new wind farm in Lestijärvi, Central Ostrobothnia, will comprise 69 turbines in three wind farms with a total capacity of 400 MW.

“We are constructing an approximately 60 km long 400 kV transmission line and an approximately 25 km long 110 kV line,” says Antikainen. “Once completed, the wind farm will be Finland’s largest and will meet the equivalent annual electricity needs of around 73,000 Finnish family homes.”

Key facts

Client: OX2
Services: transmission lines
Period: 2022 – 2024
Value: EUR 22 million