Contractors selected for Lapua solar park – park to be completed next year

EPV’s first industrial-scale solar park is to be built in Lapua. All main contractors have now been secured for the project. The construction and installation phases of the project will provide employment for more than 100 people.

The decisions on the main contractors for EPV’s Heinineva solar farm project were made this spring. With these choices, the construction and installation of the solar farm has begun in earnest.

The decisions on the contractors for the project were made on the basis of competitive tendering. Ari Soininen, Managing Director of EPV Solar Power, cites the selected contractors’ experience and special know-how from previous projects as an advantage in the selection process, as well as their proven ability to operate in the specific environment required by the solar farm project.

“The selected contractors provide a competitive combination of services and appropriate references from previous projects. Some of the operators have the know-how to tailor their products and the background to operate in a peat bog environment,” Soininen says.

“The future solar park will also benefit from research into new technologies, which will be reflected in an innovative solution for a solar panel mounting system that will follow the sun,” he adds.

The following companies were selected for the project following a call for tenders:

  • Earthworks: Veljekset Lampimäki Oy
  • Foundation supplier: Siikajoen Betonitukku Oy
  • Installation of foundation beams: Kauhanummi Oy
  • Installations and plant supplier: Suvic Oy
  • Mounting system supplier: Trailander Oy
  • Power plant control system: ABB
  • Substation: Nordic Electro Power Oy
  • Main transformers: BTB Transformers Oy

The project will employ more than 100 people in the construction and installation phases. At the moment, earthworks, cabling and drainage are being carried out in the solar farm area. Soininen estimates that electricity production in the first blocks could start this autumn. Electricity generation will begin at full capacity in late 2025.

When complete, the Heinineva solar park will have an annual output of around 90 GWh, increasing EPV’s renewable electricity production by roughly 6%. Soininen explains that the completed solar farm will strongly support EPV’s overall supply portfolio in energy production.

“For example, the park will produce more electricity during times when wind power production is low.”

For more information contact: Ari Soininen, Managing Director of EPV Solar Power Ltd, +358 50 3862 523