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Vestas wind 76MW wind turbine contract in Sweden

CTBR Staff Writer Published 29 April 2016

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional wind turbine supply order from Fortum Generation for a 76MW project in Sweden.

Under the agreement, Vestas will supply, istall and commission 22 of its V126 - 3.45MW wind turbines for the wind farm in Vasternorrland, northern Sweden.

The deal includes Vestas' de-icing system and a five-year active output management service agreement.

Vestas expects to deliver the turbines in the third quarter of 2017 and the wind farm is antcipated to be commissioned by the fourth quarter of 2017.

Fortum M&A and solar & wind development senior vice president Kari Kautinen said: "This will be our second wind power plant in Sweden, and we are looking forward to good cooperation with Vestas in this important and exciting project.

"The Solberg project done in collaboration with leading partners in the sector supports our ambition of growing within wind and solar, through development of new projects and selective acquisitions."

Fortum plans to develop the project with Swedish power firm Skellefteå Kraft.

Vestas northern Europe president Klaus Steen Mortensen said: "With more than 1 GW of orders for our 3 MW platform in Sweden, this project once again proves the platform's competitiveness and versatility in markets with both low power and green certificate prices."

Last October, Vestas received a 26MW turbine supply contract from Eolus Vind for the Kungsbacka-Iglasjön wind power plant in Sweden.

The contract will require Vestas to supply and install eight units of its V112-3.3MW turbines at the project. It also includes a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement.