Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy was granted EUR 30 000 000 for an offshore wind power investment in Tahkoluoto, Pori. The investment project would involve two offshore wind turbines located in deeper waters than the offshore wind turbines previously built in Finnish waters.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted investment aid totalling €108 730 715 to 14 clean energy projects under Finland’s Recovery and Restoration Plan, this time for 7 energy infrastructure projects and 7 new energy technology projects.

“The total value of the investments in the 14 projects that have now received support will be almost half a billion euros when completed. To date, 38 projects have received such support from the Ministry, which will provide a wide range of clean energy solutions and clean energy for regional economies across Finland,” says Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä.

Offshore wind power in Tahkoluoto

Suomen Hyötytuuli’s Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Pori was piloted in 2010 and completed in 2017. It is Finland’s first offshore wind farm and the world’s first wind farm in frozen sea conditions. Suomen Hyötytuuli is now developing an extension wind farm northeast of Tahkoluoto. The land use plan was approved in December 2022 and allows for 40 modern wind generators of over 15 megawatts.

After signing the access right contract, the project proceeds to permitting, technical design and investment preparation. The project is estimated to be completed in 2027 and is expected to produce approx. 2000 gigawatt hours for over 30 years.

Source: Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment