Vestas wins two orders in Finland

Source: press releases, 30 June 2021

Introduced in 2019, with the launch of V150-5.6 MW and V162-5.6 MW, the EnVentus platform architecture connects proven system designs from the 2 MW platform, 4 MW platform and 9 MW platform turbine technology (photo: Vestas)
Introduced in 2019, with the launch of V150-5.6 MW and V162-5.6 MW, the EnVentus platform architecture connects proven system designs from the 2 MW platform, 4 MW platform and 9 MW platform turbine technology (photo: Vestas)

Vestas has secured a 192 MW order from an undisclosed investor for the Lappfjärd project, located 100 kilometres south of Vaasa on the west coast of Finland. The project will feature 31 V162-6.2 MW turbines, the first time Vestas’ EnVentus platform features a 6.2 MW rated capacity per turbine.

With this project, Vestas upgrades the EnVentus platform’s V162-6.0 MW variant to 6.2 MW rating, delivering an Annual Energy Production (AEP) increase of up to 1.5% from the V162-6.0 MW. Leveraging the modular flexibility of the EnVentus platform, the upgrade is enabled by advancements in load assessment and minor hardware upgrades.

The uprated V162-6.2 MW turbine features in the Lappfjärd project thanks to the innovative approach to turbine technology taken by developers in Finland, where Vestas also first premiered its V162-5.6 MW and V162-6.0 MW turbines. Vestas’ EnVentus platform has to date secured nearly 1,400 MW in volume in Finland alone.

The Lappfjärd project is being done by CPC Germania as the developer and construction manager. Vestas has also provided turbines for CPC Germania’s Lakia I, II and III projects, and builds on the close partnership with CPC Germania at the Lappfjärd project.

“We are delighted to be further adding to the recent momentum with our EnVentus platform in Finland by delivering our upgraded V162-6.2 MW turbine to the Lappfjärd project, continuing our long-term partnership with CPC Germania” says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

“The first deployment of Vestas’ V162-6.2 MW in Finland at Lappfjärd is testament to both the continuous optimisation of the EnVentus platform as well as the relentless technical value engineering on behalf of customers at projects across Northern & Central Europe,” adds Jan Hagen, Regional Chief Technology Officer of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

“We are pleased to partner with Vestas again for the construction of the Lappfjärd wind farm. The selected turbine type, the V162-6.2 MW represents the newest and most efficient technology available. Together with a long-term full-service concept, the new turbine type offers the project the reliable operational platform needed in a subsidy-free market environment,” says Markus Tacke, CEO of CPC Germania.

The V162-6.2 MW turbines will be serviced by Vestas through a long-term 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, providing power performance certainty and Vestas’ industry-leading service expertise throughout the lifetime of the project.

Vestas will deliver turbines in the second quarter of 2022, with installation scheduled to begin by the end of the same quarter. The project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2023.

Posio Murtotuuli project
In a second order, Vestas has secured an order for the 126 MW Posio Murtotuuli project being developed by Taaleri Energia in Finland.

Vestas will supply, install and service 21 V162-6.0 MW turbines at Posio Murtotuuli, which will be equipped with the Vestas Anti-Icing System to protect against the harshest climatic conditions.

Vestas will provide service for the project through a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, providing power performance certainty and Vestas’ industry-leading service expertise throughout the lifetime of the project.

“We’re delighted to be building on the track record of our industry-leading EnVentus platform with the Posio project with Taaleri Energia,” says Nils de Baar. “Taaleri has been an open-minded partner, looking to secure the best site solutions for the EnVentus turbines, including the Vestas Anti-Icing System and a long-term service term.”

“Vestas is a valued partner and the combination of their V162-6.0 MW turbines with long-term service agreements provide a very strong foundation for these investments from the Taaleri SolarWind II fund,” says Taaleri Energia’s Managing Director, Kai Rintala.

The Posio Murtotuuli project is located in Posio municipality, in the province of Lapland, and will see turbines delivered in the second quarter of 2022 with commissioned beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022.