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Fortum Wins Historic Big Nordic Solar Electricity Bid

Finland's Fortum will supply the biggest solar electricity system in Nordic history, the company announced on Monday.

Fortum said that it won the bid contract for the implementation of a solar electricity system on the rooftops of approx. 40 commercial buildings across Finland.

With a total output capacity of about 10 megawatts, the solar electricity project is the biggest ever supply of rooftop solar electricity systems to be installed on rooftops of any Nordic country.

The total solar power production capacity in Finland in 2017 was about 35 megawatts.

Fortum is responsible for the project planning, project management and equipment procurement.

The installation work will start in spring 2018 and will be completed during autumn 2018.

"Realizing our vision - for a cleaner world - isn’t easy nor can it be accomplished overnight. Fortunately, it is a goal that is also shared by many other companies and communities," said Tatu Kulla, head of business development at Fortum.

Fortum is a leading Nordic clean energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency.

It employs some 9,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India. In 2017, its sales were €4.5 billion.

Fortum’s experience in implementing major solar power projects extends to India where the total output of Fortum’s solar power plants amounts to about 185 megawatts.

(Anadolu Agency)
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