January 23 (Renewables Now) - Swedish renewables developer OX2 said today it has brought online a 30-MW wind farm in Finland and handed over the asset to its owner IKEA Finland.
The Ponsivuori wind farm is the first out of four subsidy-free wind parks that OX2 is building in Finland for the Swedish furniture retailer. It is part of a 107.4-MW subsidy-free portfolio of IKEA Finland that will contain a total of 25 turbines. OX2 received the deal for the Ponsivuori, Verhonkulma, Langmossa and Ribacken wind farms in October 2018.
Located in Kurikka, in the Southern Ostrobothnia region, the 30-MW power plant is equipped with seven Nordex wind turbines and is expected to be capable of generating almost 100 GWh of electricity annually. Its output will be enough to cover the annual consumption of household appliances for about 20,000 homes, OX2 estimates.
Apart from being the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, OX2 was also responsible for the technical and commercial management of the project and will be the Ponsivuori wind farm’s operator.
"IKEA is committed to being climate positive by 2030 through accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy," said IKEA Finland’s sustainability manager Tiina Suvanto.