Vestas closes two contracts in Greece

Source: press releases, 26 September 2019

V117-3.0 MW turbines at Rødby Fjord, Denmark
V117-3.0 MW turbines at Rødby Fjord, Denmark (photo: Vestas)

Since Greece began its transition to an auction-based renewable energy system last year, Vestas has won more of the auctioned capacity than any other solutions provider. That leadership position has been further strengthened with a new order for two wind projects.

54 MW order
Volterra S.A. has placed a 54 MW order for 15 V117-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode for two wind parks in the Viotia region. This is Vestas’ third order in Greece this quarter, taking Vestas’ total order intake past 1.9 GW and its market share to more than 50% since installing the country’s first wind turbine in 1986.

Underlining Vestas’ ability to support customers in securing wind diverse energy projects, the order includes both the Kastro-Likovouni wind park derived from Greece’s feed-in premium system and the Ampelia wind park awarded at the country’s second renewables auction held in December 2018.

“This order showcases the extent of the capabilities we offer to our customers as it covers projects derived from different energy schemes. Our vast experience, strong customer knowledge and leading technological solutions make Vestas the wind energy leader globally as well as in Greece. We are very glad to continue our very successful collaboration with Volterra,” says Marios Zangas, Head of Vestas Hellas.

The order includes supply and installation of the turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Turbine delivery is planned for the second and third quarter of 2020, whilst commissioning is planned for the second half of 2020.

88 MW order
In a second announced contract, Vestas has won an undisclosed order for an 88 MW wind park in Greece with a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement.

For this order, Vestas has developed a solution that includes the supply and installation of 21 V136-4.2 MW turbines equipped with Vestas Anti-Icing System to optimise performance in the sites’ specific climatic conditions. This solution will minimise the risk of icing on the turbine blades, maximising energy production in cold climate conditions.

Turbine delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2020, whilst commissioning is planned for the second half of the same year.