Dutch wind turbine manufacturer Lagerwey has entered into partnership with the Finnish company Kaskisten Tuulivoima Oy to develop wind energy projects and the sales of wind turbines. Their new jointly owned company Lagerwey Finland Oy is planning to build a wind turbine factory in the Suupohja region of western Finland, which is expected to start production in early 2014.
“With the setup of Lagerwey Finland Oy together with Kaskisten Tuulivoima Oy, we create a solid foothold in the Finnish market to prove the strength of our product and organization, and to show how we distinguish ourselves in this competitive market,” says Lagerwey’s Sales Manager Ard de Poot. Lagerwey Finland Oy received its first order in December last year and will install its first wind turbine, the Lagerwey L100-2.5MW, near to Teuva in western Finland in the late summer of 2013.
Finland aims for 2500 MW of wind power
“We are ready for the Finnish market and we firmly believe that the cutting edge technology we provide and the cost effective high tower solution we offer will find its way here where high quality and excellent life cycle price-performance levels are required,” says Aart van de Pol, director of Lagerwey.
According to Jaakko Leppinen, representative for Lagerwey Finland Oy, Finland aims to realize about 2500 MW of wind power by the year 2020. “This aim should go hand in hand with local production of state-of-the-art wind turbines designed by Lagerwey, which has over 33 years of experience in wind turbine design and manufacturing,” he says.
Sources: Tekniikka&Talous, Lagerwey