The project’s ten WinWind 3MW turbines were replaced with eight of Siemens’ SWT-130 3.3MW models on artificial islands offshore and five of its SWT-113 3.2MW onshore.
Repowering the Kemi Ajos I and II site has raised its capacity from 30MW to 42.4MW. The increased number of more modern turbines are expected to produce about 160GWh per year — more than twice as much production as before, according to OX2.
Tiina Suvanto, sustainability manager of Ikea Finland, said: "The renewal of the Kemi Ajos wind farm has been an important project for us on our path to gain energy independence.
"Investing in wind power is a concrete example of our commitment to the environment."
In June 2015, the retailer pledged to invest a further €500 million in wind projects by 2020, adding to the €1.5 billion it had already spent on renewable energy since 2009.
It is aiming to become "energy independent" by owning as much renewable energy capacity as it consumes.