Leveraging Vestas’ performance improving PowerPlus products, Vestas will upgrade long-time customer IKEA Group’s global portfolio of Vestas turbines, equaling 316 MW, to maximize the value of their wind energy assets. The upgrades span across six different Vestas turbine types and are expected to generate on average 1.5% in additional energy production, estimated at a total of 13.5 GWh a year.
“It is great that we can extended the cooperation with Vestas and optimize the performance of the wind farms,” said Krister Mattsson, responsible for Financial Asset Management, IKEA Group. We value long term relationships with our partners as we want to work together to improve and develop quality of operation and maintenance services,.”
With the PowerPlus program, Vestas can increase a wind power plant’s energy production and efficiency through site-specific optimization of operational parameters, implementation of intelligent software algorithms or enhanced aerodynamic performance.
IKEA Group has ambitious sustainability targets in place, including an ambition to produce as much renewable energy as they consume by 2020.
“We are thrilled to upgrade IKEA Group’s existing energy assets and support them in reaching their target of powering their production and consumption with renewable energy,” said Mariel Alexandra Garrido Urena, Head of Fleet Optimization. “We continue to innovate and develop solutions that can increase energy production, which also means that already operating turbines can be upgraded to yield even more energy. In this case, we have improved the existing business case through a global deal, where we upgrade six different turbine types, once again emphasizing the flexibility of our offerings.”
IKEA Group’s global portfolio of Vestas turbines in the U.S., Sweden, France, and Poland will be upgraded, and this includes V80-2.0 MW, V90-2.0 MW, V90-3.0 MW, V100-2.0 MW, V112-3.0 MW, and V112-3.3 MW turbines.
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