Västervik wind farm is planned in Kristiinankaupunki, 28 kilometers from the city center. The planned area have predominantly been in forestry use. Excellent wind conditions, distance to residential areas and compatibility with existing land use purposes make Västervik a suitable area for wind power production.
A partial land use plan has been prepared for the Västervik project and the plan was accepted by the municipality of Kristiinankaupunki in 2020. The plan allows for constructing up to 9 wind turbines with tip heights up to 250 meters. The environmental impacts of the project have been assessed as part of the land use plan and environmental impact assessment (EIA/YVA) processes.
Västervik wind farm is expected to enter construction phase during 2022-2023 and is planned to start generating power by 2024-2025.
Ilmatar Service Oy, a subsidiary of Ilmatar Energy, will take over the wind farm’s technical and commercial management once the project has been commissioned.
The original developer of the wind farm was Västervik VInd Ab and Ilmatar purchased the project rights from in 2020. Ilmatar Kristiinankaupunki Oy, which is domiciled in Kristiinankaupunki, is the sole owner of the project.
The municipality of Kristiinankaupunki has announced the legal validity of Västervik’s partial land use plan in 2020. Based on the land use plan nine building permits were granted for the project in late 2020. Both the land use plan and building permits have legal force. Currently Ilmatar is preparing for the construction phase of the project by detailed project engineering.
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