Low noise levels at Svalskulla wind farm

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Noise measurements have been carried out at Svalskulla wind farm in Närpes, which consists of 5 wind turbines. The measurements show that the noise levels are below the applicable guideline values ​​and action limits for noise and are lower than the levels calculated in the planning stage.

VindIn has allowed FCG (Finnish Consulting Group) to carry out a noise measurement at Svalskulla wind farm. The noise measurements have been carried out in accordance with the Ministry of the Environment's instructions 4 / 2014 ”Measurements of noise level from wind turbines at objects exposed ”.

For the power plants planned today, the benchmark is night time 40 dB at 8 m / s, irrespective of the purpose of use of the dwelling. The target value 8 m / s comes from the fact that at higher wind speeds, the background noise begins to dominate over the noise of the wind turbines.

Measurements were carried out at the nearest home, 1,1 km from the wind farm. In addition, a measuring point was made just 520 meters from the park. This measurement point was intended to be where the calculated value was 40 dBA, but ended up due to the nature of the properties somewhat closer so a value just above 40 dBA could be expected.

At the measurement at the nearest dwelling, the sound level was 31,9 dBA, of which the turbines' share of the total sound was about 29 dBA. The values ​​are adjusted to a wind speed of 8 m / s in accordance with the instructions. This meant that neither guideline values ​​nor action limits for noise were exceeded. Nor were the benchmarks for low-frequency noise exceeded. After a frequency analysis of the noise it was found that the sound does not contain a high proportion of individual frequencies, which in that case would be perceived as more disturbing.

At the measuring point located just 520 meters from the park, the sound level 39,6 dBA was measured, of which the turbines' share of the total sound was about 38 dBA. The measured level was thus below the level calculated in the planning stage.

  • We see here that the noise levels we measure up when the wind turbines are in operation are lower than what was calculated in the planning stage. We have also noted this during measurements carried out at our large park at 30 wind turbines at Trattberget in Sweden, says Christina Hillforth project director at VindIn.
  • We have not had any complaints about noise from local residents around Svalskulla wind farm and although we have not been worried about increased noise levels, it feels good that we have now also been able to make measurements that ensure this, continues Christina. These are experiences that both we and the authorities benefit from in the future expansion of wind power plants in the region.

For more information:

Christina Hillforth
Tel + 46 70 9577537
Christina.hillforth@vindin.se

Visit the Svalskulla wind farm

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Now it has been half a year since the Svalskulla wind farm was inaugurated in Närpes city. With this in mind, we want to offer you an opportunity to experience a modern wind farm in full operation.

In addition to information about the Svalskulla wind farm, opportunities will be given to discuss local experiences and experiences from the establishment of the park with, among other things. local residents and members of the local hunting team. Representatives from Dynamo business development and Närpe's city will also be in place to answer questions.

At different distances from the turbines, you will get out of the bus to experience with your own eyes and ears and measure the noise level from the wind turbines.

The visit is arranged in the form of a common bus tour at 3's various occasions and collection points. Subscribe to the opportunity that suits you best.

Date Meeting place Departure Return
+2015-04-14 Kalax school 17:30 20:30
+2015-04-15 Porte Borg 17:00 21:00
+2015-04-16 Malax Municipality 16:00 22:00
Petalax High School 16:30 21:30
Molpe school 16:45 21:15
Korsnäs UF 17:00 21:00

Reporting no later than 7 April to: anmalan@vindin.fi or by phone to Allan Nyholm 0400-261440.

Enter: Name, date and collection point

During the trip, we offer easier eating in the form of sandwiches and coffee.

On October 12, VindIn opens in a wind farm in Närpes, Ostrobothnia

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Vindin inaugurates the Svalskulla wind farm in Pjelax

We are happy and proud to get inaugurated wind power park Svalskulla in Pjelax

VindIn Svalskulla Ab / Oy, which is owned by electricity-intensive companies with large operations in Sweden and Finland, is now inaugurating Svalskulla wind farm south-east of Närpes city.

The wind farm Svalskulla is the first in the line of VindIns planned wind farms in Sydösterbotten, which will be put into operation. With its five turbines of 3 MW, of the Vestas brand, Svalskulla is also the largest wind farm in the region to date. The wind farm is expected to generate almost 50 000 MWh of electricity per year.

For further information contact:

Gunnar Lager, Project manager establishing wind farm Svalskulla
Email: gunnar.lager@vindin.se Tel: + 46 70 580 52

Christina Hillforth Project director development and Board member VindIn Svalskulla Ab / Oy
Email: christina.hillforth@vindin.se Phone:+ 46 709 577 537

VindIn and Metsä Board jointly investigate the conditions and opportunities for long-term electricity grid cooperation

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VindIn develops wind power in the south eastern part of the country. Behind VindIn are some of the Nordic region's most electricity-intensive and capital-strong industrial companies. The company has as its strategy to run its wind farms for at least 20 years in order to increase the range of renewable electricity in the Nordic market.

Metsä Board is an electricity-intensive company with among other things a factory in Kaskö, south eastern bottom, which produces bleached semi-mechanical pulp for paper and cardboard industry.

Together, VindIn and Metsä Board are investigating the conditions and opportunities for collaboration on increased use of existing infrastructure for high-voltage power transmission. With the collaboration, VindIn's planned wind farms, Kalax, Pjelax and Böle can be connected to Metsä Board's 25 km high-voltage (110 kV) between Kaskö and Kristinestad. .

Provided the evaluation of the investigations results in the network collaboration being technically and commercially feasible, VindIn and Metsä Board will plan the next step to implement the cooperation.

Christina Hillforth (Project Director): Email christina.hillforth@vindin.se
Ilkka Latvala (Energy Director, Metsä Group) E mail: Ilkka.Latvala@metsagroup.com

VindIn

VindIn AB is a wind power company, founded 2006. The energy-intensive owners of VindIn are: AGA, AkzoNobel, Billerud Korsnäs, Holmen, Stora Enso, Boliden, Cementa, Preem and LKAB.

Within the Nordpool area, the company identifies suitable places for wind power. VindIn develops, builds and operates the wind farms to ensure competitive electric power for the owner companies. The ambition is to produce a terawatt hour (TWh) wind power within a few years.

Wind power production started in Skutskär 2009 with 5 works. In Solberg, outside Örnsköldsvik, another 30 works are in operation since 2012. Read more about VindIns current project at www.vindin.se

VindIn Ab / Oy is owned by VindIn AB and was founded 2012 in connection with the company's expansionary development of wind power projects in Ostrobothnia, Finland.

Metsä Board

Metsä Board is Europe's leading manufacturer of false cardboard made of fresh fiber, the world's leading manufacturer of coated white top kraftliners and a leading paper supplier. Metsä Board offers first-class solutions for consumer and retail packaging, printed matter and office applications. The company's sales network is at the service of brand owners, manufacturers of cardboard and corrugated board packaging, printing companies, wholesalers and office supplies suppliers. Metsä Board belongs to Metsä Group and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Sales 2012 amounted to 2,1 billion. The number of employees is about 3.

VindIn invests in Ostrobothnia

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Press Release 2013-11-12
VindIn's owners have decided to invest in Svalskulla wind power projects.

It is the first in the row of wind power investments in Närpe's city. Planned investments in addition to Svalskulla are divided into six wind farms of varying sizes. Svalskulla wind power park is an investment of about 25 million and comprises five turbines with the very latest technology to minimize environmental disturbances.

At the same time, VindIn is now opening an office at Närpesvägen and recruiting for this a person for local dialogue and administration. It is the first employment of a number of future direct and indirect fixed jobs that are needed in Närpe's city as more parks receive their permits and can be realized.

Behind VindIn, some of the Nordic region's most electricity-intensive and capital-strong industrial companies stand. The companies will themselves operate the wind farms for at least 20 years to increase the supply of renewable electricity in the Nordic market

Questions answered by:
Christina Hillforth (Project Director)
Email: christina.hillforth@vindin.se
Phone:+ 46 709 577 537

Johan Berggren (Project Manager, Ostrobothnia)
Email: johan.berggren@vindin.se
Phone: + 46 73 500 71 36

VindIn AB

VindIn AB is a wind power company, founded 2006. The energy-intensive owners of VindIn are: AGA, AkzoNobel, Billerud Korsnäs, Holmen, Stora Enso, Boliden, Cementa, Preem and LKAB.

Within the Nordpool area, the company identifies suitable places for wind power. VindIn develops, builds and operates the wind farms to ensure competitive electric power for the owner companies. The ambition is to produce a terawatt hour (TWh) wind power within a few years.

Wind power production started in Skutskär 2009 with 5 works. In Solberg, outside Örnsköldsvik, is another 30 work in operation since 2012. Read more about VindIns current project at www.vindin.se

VindIn Ab / Oy is owned by VindIn AB and was founded in 2012 due to the company's expansionary development of wind power projects in Ostrobothnia, Finland.

VindIn receives building permits for wind farm in Ostrobothnia

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The wind power company VindIn has now received a building permit for five wind turbines in Svalskulla.
The project is VindIns first in Ostrobothnia that reaches the building permit status.

During the autumn, procurement of turbines will commence and construction of roads and foundations is planned for the spring. In the autumn 2014, the wind power plants are expected to be able to be erected and taken into full operation. With the accumulated experience from Svalskulla, VindIn intends to proceed with investigations and development of other wind power projects in Närpes. All the project areas are considered to have good wind resources and are far from residential buildings. Currently, active forestry is conducted there.

Questions to be answered by: Christina Hillforth (Project Director):
E-mail christina.hillforth@vindin.se Phone:+ 46 709 577 537

Johan Berggren (Project Manager, Ostrobothnia):
Email: johan.berggren@vindin.se Phone: + 46 73 500 71 36


VindIn AB

VindIn AB is an expansive wind power company, founded 2006. The energy-intensive owners of VindIn are: AGA, AkzoNobel, Billerud Korsnäs, Holmen, Stora Enso, Boliden, Cementa, Preem and LKAB. Within the Nordpool area, the company identifies suitable places for wind power. VindIn develops, builds and operates wind farms to supply electricity to the owner companies. The ambition is to produce a terawatt hour (TWh) wind power before the end of 2015.

Wind power production started in Skutskär 2009 with 5 works. In Solberg, outside Örnsköldsvik, another 30 works are in operation since 2012. Read more about VindIns current project at www.vindin.se

VindIn Ab / Oy is owned by VindIn AB and was founded 2012 in connection with the company's expansionary development of wind power projects in Ostrobothnia, Finland.