Vestas has received a wind-turbine order totaling 1001 megawatts from Fosen Vind DA in Norway. Fosen Vind DA is a joint venture company, owned by Statkraft, TrønderEnergi, and the European investor consortium Nordic Wind Power DA (which consists of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners and Swiss utility BKW).
The 1-GW order comprises turbines for six different wind farms in Norway, which combined will be Europe’s largest onshore wind project to date.
Emphasizing the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio, the record order includes 248 units of Vestas’ V117-3.45 MW and 30 units V112-3.45 MW turbines — all with a power-optimized mode up to 3.6 MW.
Building on proven performance, these upgraded 3-MW platform turbines will further increase energy production and lower the cost of energy.
“We are extremely proud to work with Statkraft and the partner organizations on this 1-GW project, which is Vestas’ largest order to date,” saidsays Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “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. Investing in wind power simply makes economic sense.”
The contract includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a two-year customized, full-scope service agreement, followed by a 20-year service and support agreement. Delivery of the first turbines is planned to take place in second quarter of 2018, with commissioning of the last wind power plant expected in fourth quarter of 2020.