Finnish construction company YIT is planning to build wind parks in the municipalities of Kyyjärvi and Pyhäjärvi in central Finland. Both locations will have 7-9 wind turbines, producing a total output of 50 MW. This will cover the annual power requirements of both municipalities. Construction work will start in 2015 and the wind turbines will be operational in 2016.
Eero Ylitalo, head of the Kyyjärvi municipality, is pleased about the wind park plans. “This is a positive thing for the municipality. The municipality of Kyyjärvi wants to be a forerunner in renewable energy and, in this case, in the development of wind power,” he says.
YIT provides services for the construction of wind parks, including ground works, local infrastructure, wind turbine solutions and electrification. According to YIT, its strategy is to participate more actively also in the early stages of wind power projects. YIT is one of the biggest construction companies in Finland, with a turnover of about EUR 2 billion in 2012.