MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been awarded an extension of the service contract at the 21-megawatt (MW) Sprogø offshore wind power plant in Denmark, which is owned by A/S Storebælt. The contract extends the cooperation between MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and A/S Storebælt by three years, with the option to extend the contract for a further year.
The Sprogø site has been under a service contract with MHI Vestas Offshore since installation in 2009. The seven V90-3.0 MW turbines have been serviced by a dedicated team of technicians from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and A/S Storebælt. Since installation, availability at Sprogø has averaged over 98% year-on-year, and no main components have been exchanged.
“We look forward to continuing the good cooperation with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, and believe that together we can maintain the fine performance of Sprogø Wind Farm,” said Kim Agersø Nielsen, Head of Department Structures and Landworks at A/S Storebælt.
Flemming Ougaard, Chief Operations Officer said the extension of the service contract underlines the dedication of the MHI Vestas Offshore Wind service team at Sprogø: “We are very pleased that A/S Storebælt has chosen to continue their partnership with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind at Sprogø. The service team have on site has been instrumental in ensuring optimal performance of the turbines, demonstrated by the high availability at the site over the last five years. We look forward to continuing our positive partnership together with A/S Storebaælt at Sprogø.”
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S (50%) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (50%). The company’s sole focus is to design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to drive down the cost of energy from offshore wind parks by driving capital and operating savings, and increasing output of wind turbines by bringing the best technology to the market.
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Dave Lowry says
I know that wind energy is green energy, but I think that we should pay attention to another issue. I’m talking about the fact that those offshore wind turbines are stirring the water of the ocean and that may lead to climate changes. Here is a study of what happened in the North Sea and Baltic: http://1ocean-1climate.com/. I think that we should pay much more attention to the influences those wind farms may have on long term