Vestas wins European orders

Source: press releases, 31 December 2021

Vestas V126-3.33 MW turbines in Vähäkyrö, Finland
Vestas V126-3.33 MW turbines in Vähäkyrö, Finland (photo: Vestas)

Maintaining its leadership position in the Polish wind market, Vestas has secured a 50 MW order from Passat Energy Sp z o.o, a special purpose vehicle wholly owned by Iberdrola Renovables Internacional S.A.U., for the Korytnica II project in central Poland.

Korytnica II is an extension of the 83 MW Korytnica I project, which comprises 25 V126-3.3 MW Vestas turbines. The order adds to the more than 4 GW in orders secured by Vestas in Poland for turbine supply.

At Korytnica II, Vestas will supply and install 14 of its V126-3.45 MW turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode at a hub height of 132 metres. The Korytnica II project will be serviced by Vestas under a long-term service agreement.

“We’re delighted to be selected to deliver our V126 turbines to the next phase of the Korytnica project, at Korytnica II,” says Richard Baylis, VP Sales East and Business Development at Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “This order is a show of confidence in Vestas’ turbine technology, as well as our team’s ability to deliver across construction and service throughout the lifetime of the project. With more than 4 GW in orders in Poland, Vestas is intent to continue facilitating the country’s transition to clean, reliable wind energy.”

Deliveries at Korytnica II are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022, while full commissioning is planned for beginning of 2023.

The project, which is located northeast of Warsaw, has been developed with support from Poland’s fourth Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction.

Vestas has also received a 257 MW order from Windkoepel Groen for a total of seven projects in the Netherlands. The order includes supply and installation of 37 V162-6.2 MW EnVentus wind turbines, with some delivered in 6.0 MW operating mode, and eight V126-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.8 MW operating mode.

The seven projects are part of Windplan Groen, a collective initiative to repower existing windfarms in the Eastern part of the Province of Flevoland. The individual owners are joined in Windkoepel Groen.

“Vestas is pleased to be selected to provide our turbines to seven projects at the Windplan Groen complex,” says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “This project is an excellent example of community members banding together to drive forward the clean energy transition, by adding new technology to existing sites in the Netherlands. We’re delighted to be working with several members of this collective initiative to deliver the right turbine solutions for their respective projects.”

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

Vestas is planning to deliver the first wind turbines in the third quarter of 2022. The final wind turbines will be commissioned in late 2023.