Illumination of special-design towers in Kaakkuri celebrates Oulu’s 400th anniversary

Special-design transmission line towers in Kaakkuri in Oulu have been illuminated to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the City of Oulu. The illumination carried out jointly by Oulu Energy and Fingrid Oyj, which is responsible for the main electricity transmission grid in Finland, has been connected to the street lighting of Oulu.
The series of eight towers designed by Studio Nurmesniemi was constructed in Kaakkuri at the beginning of this millennium. The blue steel towers with a height of approx. 20 metres provide a modern landmark for a new residential area located close to the airport. The towers are part of the 110 kilovolt transmission line from Pikkarala to Kalajoki.

The illumination of six towers emphasises the distinct and simplified profile of the towers and gives an idea of their colour also during the dim and dark season of the year. The artistic design of the illumination was in the hands of Jorma Valkama, interior designer, and Ilkka Volanen, lighting designer. The lighting solution is a combination of new LED technology and traditional floodlight technology. The lights for the Kaakkuri towers were lit for the first time in mid-September.

The LEDs were supplied by Electrowaves Oy and the floodlights by Oy Hedtec Ab. The City of Oulu provides the lighting electricity for the towers, and Eltel Networks Pohjoinen Oy took care of installing the light fixtures and connecting the equipment. The towers in Kaakkuri can be seen on the Photo Gallery's Landscape towers -page. Further information: 
Eero Honkavaara, Fingrid Oyj,  + 358 (0)40 501 8257