European wins for Vestas

Source: press releases, 30 June 2022

Vestas V126-3.3 MW in Denmark
Vestas V126-3.3 MW in Denmark (photo: Vestas)

Aquilonia and Forenza
Vestas has received a 27 MW order for the Aquilonia and Forenza wind parks, to be located in the regions of Campania and Basilicata, in Italy. The order includes the supply and installation of two V100-2.0 MW in 2.2 MW operating mode and two V126-3.45 MW wind turbines, delivered in 3.8 MW Power Optimised Mode, for the 12 MW Aquilonia wind park and four V126-3.45 MW wind turbines, delivered in 3.8 MW Power Optimised Mode, for the 15 MW Forenza project.

The order, placed by IVPC Power 10 and IVPC Power 6, both part of the IVPC Group, also includes a 10-years Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement for the maintenance of the wind parks.

“We are proud to work, once again, with our long-term partner I.V.P.C. for these two wind projects that showcase the reliability of Vestas’ technology and its 2 and 4 MW platforms when it comes to providing solutions that are customised to the specific needs of each project. These wind parks will add to the more than 5 GW of clean energy installed or under construction by Vestas in Italy,” says Vestas Head of Italy, Francesco Amati.

Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned by the first quarter of 2023.

Borgia
PLT engineering S.r.l has placed a 39 MW order for the Borgia wind park, to be located in the region of Calabria, in Italy. The order includes the supply and installation of seven V136-4.2 MW and two V117-4.2 MW wind turbines, all of them delivered in 4.3 MW Power Optimised Mode. The contract also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the maintenance of the wind park.

“PLT energia works towards a sustainable energy development. With Vestas on our side, we have a reliable partner with whom to implement our projects through cutting-edge technology and high quality products in order to achieve our common goal: to provide Italians with energy in harmony with the environment,” says Stefano Marulli, CEO of PLT energia.

“We are very proud to partner with PLT engineering in such a special wind park. This merchant project showcases the versatility of our 4 MW platform and its ability to deliver an extremely competitive business case. As one of Italy’s largest merchant wind projects, it also represents a great step in the transition towards a decarbonised electricity grid,” says Francesco Amati, Vestas General Manager for Italy and Turkey.

Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned by the first half of 2023.

Nørre Økse Sø
Vestas has received a 40 MW order from Eurowind Energy A/S, a long-term client, for the Nørre Økse Sø repowering project in Northern Denmark.

The order includes the supply, installation, and commissioning of 11 V126-3.45 MW turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode, which will replace the site’s current legacy wind turbines. The order underlines how new and more efficient technology can replace older assets, enabling a strong business case for repowering aging wind farms.

The order also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Jens Rasmussen, CEO of Eurowind Energy A/S says, “We are happy to build on our extensive relationship with Vestas. The Nørre Økse Sø Wind farm will supply 33.000 Danish households with green power and will be a welcome contribution to the green transition of our energy system in Denmark. We have a long and very stable relationship with Vestas and we look forward to begin the construction of Nørre Økse Sø together.”

“We are proud to continue to partner with Eurowind Energy A/S, one of our key customers in Europe, for a repowering project in the country where Vestas’ own journey began,” says Nils de Baar, Regional President NCE Region for Vestas. “Our strong presence at the Danish home market gives us the means to utilise our proven service offerings and extensive market experience to create maximum value for our customer’s business case.”

Deliveries and installation at the Nørre Økse Sø wind project are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023, while commissioning is planned to end in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Benbrack
Vestas has received a 67 MW order from Red Rock Power Limited for the Benbrack wind farm located in Dumfries and Galloway in Southwest Scotland.

The order includes the supply, installation, and commissioning of 13 V136-4.5 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines in 4.3 MW operating mode. Vestas will also service the turbines under a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by Red Rock Power to supply our onshore solutions for its Benbrack wind farm as it highlights the importance of onshore wind to the UK energy security strategy,” says Juan Furones, Vice President for Vestas Sales North & West. “This project, once again, shows the applicability of the recently upgraded V136-4.5 MW wind turbine, and the V117-4.2 MW wind turbine, towards the Scottish climatic conditions.”

Benbrack’s Project Director, Jamie Grant, says, “We look forward to working with Vestas on Benbrack and are pleased to have completed an agreement before early onsite works commence in August. Vestas’ commitment to innovate and continually improve efficiency was a key driver and aligns with our long-term goals to maximise generation and asset value once in operation.”

Deliveries and installation of the wind turbines are expected to begin in early 2024, while commissioning is expected to complete by the middle of the same year.