Vestas inks multiple European contracts

Source: press releases, 31 December 2020

photo: Vestas
photo: Vestas

Vestas has secured a 90 MW order from new customer Ålandsbanken for the Murtomaki wind project in Finland.

The project comprises 15 V162-6.0 MW turbines maximising the yield under the permitted tip height and a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Leveraging the upgraded rating of the EnVentus platform, the tailored solution is designed to ensure an industry-leading level of energy production for the lifetime of the project at a highly competitive levelised cost of energy.

Winning the second deal with the upgraded V162-6.0 MW wind turbines, Vestas reinforces its presence in Finland’s wind market and surpasses 600 MW in orders of EnVentus turbines in the country.

“Murtomäki wind farm with Vestas turbines is the first investment of the newly established Wind Power Fund of Ålandsbanken. We would like to thank the Vestas team for its efforts in bringing down the levelised cost of energy and constructive approach during contract negotiations,” says Juha Känkänen, Investment Director of Ålandsbanken Funds.

The project has been developed by YIT Suomi Oy and will continue to be a part of their project development process until completion in 2023.

“This project strongly supports our climate goals, since the Murtomäki wind farm produces an amount of renewable domestic electricity that is equal to the consumption of approximately 15,000 single-family houses annually. During the construction and production period, the project also has a significant positive economic impact on the town of Pyhäjärvi,” states Harri Kailasalo, EVP, Infrastructure Projects, YIT.

“I would like to thank our new, well-established business partners Ålandsbanken and YIT Suomi Oy for the trust they placed in us,” says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “We are certain that the competitiveness of the V162-6.0 MW turbine together with the key focus on Finland and our long-term service offering ensures maximum value for our customer’s business case.”

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.

Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2023.

Two in Spain
In Spain, Vestas has secured a 46 MW order for a wind park that includes the supply and installation of eleven V136-4.2 MW wind turbines. Once installed, this project will be added to the more than 4.7 GW that Vestas has installed in Spain since 1991, when the company erected its first wind turbine in the country.

“This wind project showcases the competitiveness of our 4-MW platform and the capability of the Vestas’ technology to meet the most demanding requirements of the Spanish grid code. We provide the business case certainty and the reliability our customers need to develop new wind projects in the country.” says Javier Ojanguren, Senior Director Sales and Country Manager, Vestas Spain.

Turbine delivery is expected by the second half of 2021 whilst commissioning is planned by the first half of 2022. The project and customer are undisclosed.

Vestas has also received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for a 35 MW wind park in Spain. The contract includes the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of sixteen V120-2.2 MW wind turbines.

“This project underlines the versatility of our 2 MW platform and its ability to optimise our customers’ business case,” says Ojanguren.

Turbine delivery is expected by the second half of 2021 whilst commissioning is planned by the first half of 2022.

Since 1991, when Vestas installed its first wind turbine in Spain, the company has accumulated over 4.7 GW of installed capacity in more than 130 wind parks in the country. The project and customer are undisclosed.

Vestas secures order in Italy
Vestas has received a 51 MW order for an undisclosed project in Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of eleven V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, ten of which will be delivered in 4.3 MW Optimised Power Mode, one V117-3.45 MW wind turbine, and a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

This order showcases how the versatility of Vestas 4MW platform can help our customers optimise their business cases. It also reinforces Vestas’ standing in the Italian market, where it has installed over 4.3 GW since 1991, accounting for a 40% market share.

“The variety and competitiveness of our 4MW platform portfolio allow us to meet the different needs of our customers in Italy and provide them with long-term business certainty,” says Vestas Vice President of Sales for Southern Europe and Turkey, Rainer Karan. Turbine delivery is planned for the third quarter of 2021, whilst commissioning is expected for the fourth quarter of the same year.

Multi-site order in Portugal
The Portuguese renewable energy producer Finerge has placed an eight MW order for the extension of three wind parks across Portugal. The order takes Vestas’ order intake in Portugal past 100 MW for the year and will add to the more than 750 MW of already installed Vestas wind turbines in the country’s fast-growing wind market. With this order, Vestas has secured 15 GW in global order intake in 2020.

The order includes the supply and installation of two V120-2.2 MW wind turbines and one V136-3.6 MW wind turbine, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. Located in mountainous areas, the four wind projects will benefit from Vestas’ expertise in logistics and installations in even the most challenging conditions.

“We are excited to partner with Finerge on these four projects that showcase the versatility of our portfolio. The reliability and competitiveness of our 2-MW and 4-MW platforms will provide them with long-term certainty and optimise their business case,” says Vestas’ Director of Operations in Portugal, Tiago Palma Veigas. “We see a great potential in the Portuguese wind market, and we aim to contribute to the country’s ambitious plans to add more than 3 GW new wind turbines to reach 9 GW of wind capacity by 2030.”

“This is Finerge’s return to building its own parks, something the company has not done for 10 years, since 2011. We have entered the greenfield – putting an ambitious strategic plan into practice – and we are very pleased to be able to count on Vestas’ technology in this first initiative,” says Pedro Norton, CEO of Finerge.

Turbine delivery is expected for the fourth quarter of 2021, whilst commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2022.