Ilmatar Windpower Plc has signed the land lease agreements for a wind farm area in Saarijärvi, and is planning to construct six wind turbines in the area. On 28 November 2012, Ilmatar has submitted an application for a planning requirement decision to the City of Saarijärvi for constructing wind turbines in the area. The planned combined nominal capacity of the wind turbines is 18–27 MW. Ilmatar has conducted feasibility studies, preliminary wind studies and nature reviews in the area during the autumn of 2012.

The project area is marked as an area suitable for wind power production in the wind power report of the Regional Council of Central Finland. The area is located higher than its surroundings, and based on the preliminary wind studies, has very attractive wind conditions. Ilmatar will initiate the full wind measurements in the area during this year. Power production is estimated to start in the autumn of 2014.

"Ilmatar is constantly negotiating on several wind power projects, that are either new or already under development, around Finland. New sites are found as a result of Ilmatar’s active searching activities, in addition to which land owners offer their land for lease to us,” says Ilmatar’s COO Mikko Toivanen.

More information:

Ilmatar Windpower Plc, CEO Kalle Pykälä, tel. +358 40 900 5309

Ilmatar Windpower Plc, COO Mikko Toivanen, tel. +358 500 595 471

Ilmatar is a Finnish wind power company aiming at building a combined nominal wind power capacity of 300 MW in Finland by the end of 2015. Such amount of capacity corresponds to wind power capacity generated by approximately 100 wind turbines with a typical capacity of 3 MW each. Ilmatar’s wind farm projects currently under development are located in Raasepori, Luhanka, Hartola, Jämsä, Somero, and Hamina, and will add up to an estimated capacity of approximately 160 MW. In addition, Ilmatar is exploring several other possible locations for new wind farms around Finland.