Vestas has received an unconditional order for 34 V136-3.45 MW turbines for the 117 MW Metsälä wind power project, which will be Finland’s largest onshore project. The order affirms the high expectations for the V136-3.45 MW turbine, which was launched in September 2015.
The V136-3.45 MW has been well-received after its launch, particularly in the low-wind segment. The turbine’s design was a balance between advanced technology and proven performance, enabling an increase in energy output and reduction in the cost of energy.
The order was placed by the Finnish energy company EPV Tuulivoima Oy and includes supply and installation, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in 2017.
“We are proud to install our biggest onshore wind park and place the first order for Vestas’ new V136-3.45 MW turbine,” said Frans Liski, EPV Tuulivoima Oy Managing Director. “We have chosen the V136-3.45 MW as it will deliver increased energy output and thus provides us an optimal choice within the Metsälä project site constraints.”
EPV Tuulivoima Oy purchased their first Vestas turbines in 2013 and has ordered a total of 33 V126-3.3 MW turbines on top of this most recent order of 34 V136-3.45 MW turbines.
Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe, added, “This wind park will be the first large-scale V136-3.45 MW project, and it underlines our customers’ confidence in the Vestas’ 3-MW platform — which has already reached 7 GW of installed capacity and more than 10 GW orders worldwide.”
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