Finland's WinWind secures turbine contract for Baltic's biggest wind plant

Under a contract valued at EUR 57 million, Finland's WinWind is supplying 13, 3 MW turbines to Eesti Energia, the Estonian state energy group, for its Aulepa project. Flagged as the biggest wind plant in the Baltic States, the 39 MW project is to be built in the western Noarootsi district and will meet 1.3% of Estonia's electricity needs. "The delivery for the Aulepa wind farm will take place in the spring of 2009," says WinWind's Veli-Matti Jääskeläinen. WinWind is no stranger to the Estonian market. The company has already delivered turbines for a 24 MW wind farm at Viru-Nigula and will deliver machines for a 12 MW development at Rouste in April. "The total value of these deliveries amounts to EUR 100 million," adds Jääskeläinen. Meanwhile, other Eesti Energia wind plans include a 50 MW project in north-east Estonia. It is also considering a project at Lake Peipsi.

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