Expansion Course: Energiequelle Opens Another Location in Finland - Planning Underway For Around 200 Wind Turbines
Vaasa, Finland - Energiequelle GmbH continues to expand and has opened a second office in Finland via its Finnish subsidiary on the west coast.
Tore Regnell, site manager of the Energiequelle office in Vaasa, is convinced by the location of the new office, as there is a large pool of potential employees in the region due to the skills and training opportunities in the energy sector and the proximity to the Vaasa university campus. In addition, the city of Vaasa has been heavily involved in the renewable energy market in recent years, for example with the annual Vaasa Energy Week in March, which brings together all players in the energy sector in Finland and beyond, says Regnell.
Even before the opening of the new office, Energiequelle had already strengthened its presence in the Ostrobothnia region with various wind farm projects. The company currently has a pipeline of around 200 wind turbines in various stages of development. However, Nils Borstelmann, Managing Director of Energiequelle Oy in Finland, is not only looking forward to enormous growth here: " Since entering the market in 2016, we have already connected four wind farms to the grid, and the fifth farm (Lumivaara) is expected to be completed by the end of the year in the municipality of Hyrynsalmi in eastern Finland. The sixth farm (Mikonkeidas) is currently being built on the west coast in Kristiinankaupunki and we are also making good progress in solar energy."
In total, Energiequelle has planned around 2,500 MW of renewable energy projects throughout Finland. Including the site in Vaasa, Energiequelle currently has 24 sites in Germany, France, Finland and Poland. Further market entries and site openings are planned for the coming months. Energiequelle currently employs a total of more than 500 people.
Source: IWR Online, 07 Dec 2023