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Vestas wins 228MW wind turbine order in Scotland

Published 22 December 2016

Vestas has secured an order to supply turbines for the 228MW Stronelairg wind project in Scotland.

The firm and unconditional order from SSE will see Vestas deliver 53 of its V117-3.45 MW and 13 V112-3.45 MW wind turbines.

Vestas claims that when built, Stronelairg will be its largest onshore wind project to date in the UK.

Delivery of the first turbines is planned for the third quarter of 2017, with commissioning anticipated to be completed by 2018.

The contract also includes a 20-year active output management 4000 full scope operations and maintenance deal.

SSE Development director Mike Seaton said: “We are pleased to take another significant step on the Stronelairg project and look forward to working with Vestas to deliver a world class development.

“Stronelairg wind farm is a carefully designed project which will bring significant benefits to the local and wider UK economy.”

Vestas Northern Europe president Klaus Steen Mortensen said: “SSE is a key player in the UK market and we are delighted to be partnering with them for the Stronelairg project.

“Not only will it be our largest onshore wind project in the UK, the order underlines the versatility and competitiveness of Vestas’ wind turbines in the UK market.”

In other press release, Vestas said the development of its V136-3.45 MW is progressing to plan with the first turbine having now been installed and the first produced kWh expected before year-end.

The company further improves turbine output with release of Power Optimised Modes up to 3.6MW.

The turbine has been installed at the Østerild national test center for large turbines in northern Denmark. It will undergo a test and verification programme before starting full-scale production, expected in second half of 2017.