Finland: Southern Town of Raseborg Rejects Offshore Wind Farm Plans

 

The southern town of Raseborg, on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, has rejected the planned wind park in the sea area in front of it, reported Helsingin Sanomat.

Town Board member, Mikael Borgman, proposed dropping the zoning for the offshore wind park planned to commence in cooperation with the neighboring municipality of Inkoo.

”This is not about adopting an attitude against wind power. It’s about the location. In our view, wind power could be built by the sides of motorways or in harbors or in other locations that already have an industrial presence,” he said.

However, Inkoo is determined to perform the zoning of its half of the planned wind park if the park’s builder, Suomen Merituuli Oy, agrees to have only 33 wind turbines in the area, instead of the initially proposed 60.

”We will decide on the continuation on Monday, but more than likely we will carry on with Inkoo and, of course, continue to try to sway Raseborg as well”, stated Merituuli Managing Director, Sami Kuitunen.

In his opinion, Raseborg’s decision will increase uncertainty among other wind power builders as well

Offshore WIND staff, March 09, 2012

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Events>

<< Jul 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

2016 International Partnering Forum

The Network is the leader in promoting the offshore wind energy in the United States and globally and the result is an event that showcases…

read more >

5th International Conference Offshore Wind Power Substations

Offshore Wind Power Substations is a technical event for experts in the wind industry. The goal is to optimise design, construction…

read more >

SMM 2016

SMM Hamburg 2016 is the leading international forum of the maritime industry.SMM offers the unique chance for exhibitors and trade visitors…

read more >

OFFSHORE WIND OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FORUM

This conference will give you the opportunity to learn how to reduce costs of operations and maintenance through technological advances…

read more >

Jobs>

Assistant Project Engineer

Seajacks are in an exciting development phase for both the company and their fleet of vessels and we are seeking to employ a graduate engineer to work as ...

apply

Project Management Damen Technical Cooperation

The realisation of vessel construction projects, often in international production locations, such that the projects are delivered on time, within budget...

apply

Senior Procurement Engineer

As a Senior Procurement Engineer you will work in the HQ in Zwijndrecht Belgium and support our CCC Procurement Cell with different projects worldwide....

apply

Vessels>