THE WORLD'S FIRST OFFSHORE WIND FARM FOR ARCTIC CONDITIONS
Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy’s offshore wind farm, consisting of ten offshore wind turbines, was completed off the coast of Pori, at Tahkoluoto in August 2017. It is the world's first offshore wind farm designed for demanding ice conditions.
Pori has an excellent environment and a network of experts for the development of offshore wind power. The conditions are optimal for offshore wind power and strong local know-how is involved in the development of the industry. The power plants are maintained by Pori Energia Oy and the offshore foundations have been designed and built at the local Pori Offshore Constructions Oy.
The experience of the offshore wind farm has been positive in construction, production and maintenance operations. The offshore wind farm is getting a sequel off the coast of Pori. Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy is planning 25-50 offshore wind turbines off the coast of the Tahkoluoto harbour area as an extension of an already built offshore wind farm.
A RECORD-BREAKING FAST ZONING PROCESS BROUGHT THE LNG TERMINAL TO PORI
Record-breaking rapid change in the city plan enabled Gasum's investment in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tahkoluoto, Pori, in 2013. The selection of Pori as an investment destination was accelerated by key industrial customers operating in the surrounding area. The natural reason for locating the terminal in Pori was the Tahkoluoto harbour, which is accessible all year round, and has an infrastructure which serves investment and active shipping.
When completed in the summer of 2016, the Pori LNG terminal was the first liquefied natural gas terminal in Finland. An efficient logistics chain has been built around the terminal. The logistics of the LNG terminal are handled by road transport and through a natural gas pipeline leading to the Kaanaankorpi industrial area.