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Helen increases its solar energy production at a rapid pace – the first utility-scale solar farm to be built in Nurmijärvi during the summer
We want to point the way ahead in the energy transition and meet electrifying society’s need to boost energy self-sufficiency with emission-free energy production. Solar farms, which are still uncommon in Finland, will be an important component in the electricity production mix. Helen’s first solar farm will be built in Nurmijärvi during the summer, and there are similar projects in the pipeline for the near future.
An energy system of the future is built in partnership
“It is important that different industries come together. What is waste to one may be a useful resource to another,” believes Helen’s Business Development Manager Kristiina Siilin.
Helen to break away from Russian fuels
Helen will break away from Russian fuels as a result of the war in Ukraine. In early March, we made the decision to procure coal from elsewhere than Russia until further notice.
Fingrid chooses tentative route for Helsinki’s new underground cable
Finland’s transmission system operator Fingrid Oyj and its partners are planning to build a new 400 kilovolt underground power cable in Helsinki. The tentative route planned for the underground cable extends from the Länsisalmi substation in Vantaa to the Viikinranta energy block in Helsinki. Field surveys will be conducted along the route in the spring and summer. They will help plan the exact location and future construction of the cable.
Helen builds an energy platform of the future and develops a digital twin of the district heating network with Gradyent
Increasing real-time data on the operation of the heating network is one part of the transition to distributed energy production.
More electricity produced with wind power to Helen from Suomen Hyötytuuli’s new wind farm
Helen’s electricity produced with wind power increases even further as Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy has made an investment decision to build Oosinselkä wind farm in Pori and its neighboring municipality Eurajoki. Oy Mankala Ab, a subsidiary owned by Helen, is one of the shareholders of Hytötytuuli and Mankala’s share of Oosinselkä wind farm is 25%.
Helen’s sea water heat recovery project progresses - project alliance partner sought for the development and implementation phases of Sea Water System in tendering process
Helen has launched public procurement concerning the selection of a project alliance partner for the Sea Water System project section. With the call for tenders, Helen aims to find a world-class constructor partner to form a project alliance with, to develop and fully implement the Sea Water System. The project alliance for the Sea Water System would be formed by Helen and the constructor sought in the tendering process.
Myllypuro Ice Sports Centre to serve as source of district heat – waste heat recovered to keep Helsinki residents' homes warm
Myllypuron jääurheilukeskus Oy has signed a letter of intent with Helen Ltd. The other project partners, Caverion and YIT, have been involved in planning the project since 2019. An important facet of the project is the ingenious utilisation of waste heat, combined with responsible environmental planning and design of buildings. At its best, the ice sports centre will no longer be just carbon-neutral, but it will create a carbon handprint by also generating energy for the surrounding urban
Financial statement release 1 January – 31 December 2021: Significant year of changes on the journey towards carbon neutrality, with challenging market conditions weighing down the results
During 2021, Helen took significant decisions and progressed according to its strategy by investing especially in carbon-neutral energy production in Helsinki and in separate electricity production by wind power.