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Vestas secures 1GW wind turbine order in Norway

CTBR Staff Writer Published 24 February 2016

Vestas has secured a 1GW wind turbine order from Fosen Vind DA in Trondheim, Norway.

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Fosen Vind DA is a joint venture company owned by Statkraft, Tr√łnderEnergi, and the European investor consortium Nordic Wind Power DA, which consists of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners and Swiss utility BKW.

The Fosen Vind project portfolio includes the Harbaksfjellet, Roan, Storheia, Kvenndalsfjellet, Geitfjellet, and Hitra 2 wind power plants.

Under the contract, Vestas will supply and install 30 V112-3.45 MW turbines and 248 V117-3.45 MW turbines, all with power optimized mode to 3.6MW.
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The company said that the upgraded 3MW platform turbines further increase energy production and decrease the cost of energy.

Vestas Northern Europe president Klaus Steen Mortensen said: "We are extremely proud to work with Statkraft and the partner organisations on this 1 GW project, which is Vestas' largest order to date.

"The order affirms the competitiveness of Vestas' wind power solutions and that wind power provides an attractive long-term energy investment that goes well beyond its climate and sustainability benefits.

The contract also includes a two-year full-scope service agreement, followed by a 20-year service and support deal.

The delivery of the first turbines is expected to start in the second quarter of 2018, while commissioning of the final wind turbines is anticipated to be completed by fourth quarter of 2020.

After completion, the six wind farms are expected to generate 3.4 TWh of energy per year.


Image: Vestas secures 1GW wind turbine order in Norway. Photo: courtesy of pakorn/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.