Vestas secures Northern European orders

Source: press release, 30 September 2022

The V162-6.8 MW, with enhanced transportability and siteability, is based on Vestas’ new modularised nacelle concept
The V162-6.8 MW, with enhanced transportability and siteability, is based on Vestas’ new modularised nacelle concept (illustration: Vestas)

Vestas has received a 74 MW order for a wind project Finland. The project includes 12 V162-6.2 MW turbines and a 30-year full maintenance contract (AOM 5000) to maximise annual energy production.

“This order strengthens our presence in Finland and highlights the versatility and strong performance of the EnVentus platform technology, while we can utilise our proven service offerings and extensive market experience,” says Juan Furones, VP North & West Sales, NCE Region for Vestas. “I would like to express my thanks to our customer for their trust in Vestas.”

Deliveries and installation of the wind turbines are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2024, while commissioning is planned to end in the fourth quarter of 2024.

The customer and project are undisclosed.

In Lithuania, Vestas has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for a 74 MW wind project. Aside from manufacturing, delivering, and installing the wind turbines, Vestas will also be the balance-of- plant (BoP) contractor, meaning it will deliver all civil and electrical works.

Leveraging the versatility and the strong performance of the EnVentus platform technology, the project consists of 12 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines together with a 35-year full maintenance contract (AOM 5000) to maximise annual energy production.

This order in Lithuania comes on the heal of Vestas’ successful completion of the Tārgale wind park in Latvia.

“Vestas is thrilled to deliver its next project in Lithuania, the Baltic states have a large untapped onshore and offshore wind potential and are an important market for us,” says William Gaillard, Vice President Sales East & Business Development at Vestas. “This order shows the versatility of the EnVentus platform that delivers a higher level of robustness and performance with the ability to create an even more finely matched combination of turbines to harness available wind energy in any specific location.”

The delivery and installation of the wind turbines are expected to occur in the second quarter of 2023, and the commissioning to commence in the third quarter of 2023.

The customer and project are undisclosed.