JBE Service's Jarmo Berg acted as the responsible site manager during the installation of Vestas V90 turbine and decommissioning of Vestas V47 turbines on an artifical island in Varjakka, Lumijoki. The project is owned by Lumituuli Oy.
The lifting operations were performed on a barge.
For a while there were two turbines on the island.
Obelux Oy published a press release today concerning aviation light supply and installation to Taaleritehdas' Myllykangas wind farm in Ii, Finland. JBE Service will perform the installation works of the aviation lights similarly as in Merijärvi last year. We are very glad to cooperate with Obelux Oy in this project.
Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa arranged a very interesting seminar on 17.9. which included presentations, a site visit to Salo wind farm and later a karting competition.
We were excited to see Gamesa's new 5 MW turbine, but not so excited when Jarmo suffered a bitter loss in karting qualification round to Puhuri's Timo. (Unfortunately we missed the finals because we had to catch a flight.)
Summer in Finland can be quite freezing. Rope works in Hamina were done in hailstorm with temperature close to zero during the Midsummer festival week. I was quite happy to stay at ground level with my winter jacket on!
JBE's Taru Kaarlela has taken Inspecta's course on fall protection equipment inspection (putoamissuojainten tarkastajakoulutus), so JBE Service can now provide initial and periodical inspections for fall protection equipment such as harnesses, ropes and gliders.
JBE Service's Tuomas conducted gearbox inspections at two wind farms in Australia in January and enjoyed slightly nicer weather than we here in Finland.
There has been discussion in Finland how the wind turbines might destroy wildlife and drive animals away, but at least in Australia animals seem to be accustomed to the turbines and even make use of them against the heat. See pictures below (click to make them bigger).