Vestas will supply EnVentus turbines to the Keso and Kaukanen projects in the Northern Ostrobothnia region in Finland, both being developed by longtime partner Puhuri Oy. The two orders will cover a total volume of 90 MW, and after the Parha and Hankila orders in 2019, represent the third and fourth Puhuri Oy projects that will be supplied with Vestas’ EnVentus turbines.
Keso will see seven EnVentus V162-6-0 MW turbines installed in Haapavesi municipality and eight EnVentus V162-6.0 MW turbines will power the Kaukanen project, which will be situated in the Kannus municipality.
The turbines will be serviced through a 25-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, providing power performance certainty and Vestas’ service expertise throughout the lifetime of the project.
Juan Furones, Vice President, Sales North & West, Vestas Northern & Central Europe, says of the order: “The global applicability of our EnVentus platform is shown yet again by the selection for turbine supply at the Keso and Kaukanen projects. We’re proud to be working with our partners Puhuri Oy on these two new projects, which will utilise the EnVentus modular platform design for optimal power production. Both projects are being built on a merchant basis, highlighting the business case certainty Vestas’ EnVentus platform provides to wind project developers around the world.”
Antti Vilkuna, Managing Director of Puhuri Oy says, “It is a pleasure to continue the good partnership with Vestas in Keso and Kaukanen projects. Puhuri and its owners foresee a decade of strong growth in Finnish wind power sector. Successful transition to carbon free power generation requires a lot of wind among other carbon neutral power sources and solutions.”
Turbine delivery to the sites will begin in the third quarter of 2022, with commissioning of both projects expected for completion by the end of the following quarter. Besides the EnVentus projects, Vestas has also successfully delivered the Kopsa II and Pyhänkoski projects for Puhuri Oy in Finland. Puhuri, a wind power company in Finland, is owned by 26 midsize utility companies.
Vestas has been selected for over 2.5 GW of wind project capacity in Finland, with over 1.4 GW installed. Following this order, Vestas’ EnVentus platform will be delivered to over 800 MW of projects in Finland alone.