An order has been placed by evn naturkraft Erzeugungsgesellschaft m.b.H. for 33 MW of V112-3.3 MW and V126-3.3 MW turbines for the Sommerein wind-power plant in Lower Austria.
The project will employ a customized solution consisting of V112-3.3 MW turbines with a hub height of 140 meters and V126-3.3 MW turbines with a hub height of 137 meters, demonstrating the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio.
The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines along with a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution.
The turbines will be installed in Sommerein in Lower Austria with wind-turbine delivery and commissioning expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.
“To achieve the lowest cost of energy at the Sommerein site, evn naturkraft Erzeugungsgesellschaft m.b.H. needed a customized wind solution, and our versatile 3 MW platform enables exactly that through different hub heights and rotor diameters, offering superior annual energy production for the site,” said Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Central Europe. “Together with our long-term customer evn naturkraft Erzeugungsgesellschaft m.b.H., we look forward to raising the bar for low-wind site performance.”
Ortum has placed an order for 14 V126-3.45 MW turbines with Power Optimized Modes to 3.6 MW, demonstrating the competitiveness of Vestas V126-3.45 MW in the Nordic region.
The order is for the Ånstadblåheia wind park in the municipality of Sortland, continuing the momentum Vestas has built in Norway. The contract includes supply and installation of the wind turbines, as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018. With combined orders of close to 1,500 MW in Norway, Sweden, and Finland, the V126-3.45 MW and the previous 3.0 MW and 3.3 MW rating variants are proving how the right technology can provide a strong business case in the Nordic region.
“Ånstadblåheia is an excellent wind site and yet another milestone in our strategy to expand within renewable energy,” said Philippe Stohr, vice president of Wind Power at Fortum. “Vestas’ continuous technology development, as we see it in V126-3.45 MW’s performance, was key in our decision to choose Vestas for the project.”
“Building on our good relationship from Solberg wind park in Sweden, we are proud that Fortum has again chosen Vestas and opted for our V126-3.45 MW for their Ånstadblåheia wind power plant in Norway,” said Klaus Steen Mortensen, president at Vestas Northern Europe. “Vestas has the industry’s most versatile products, and this project underlines our ability to provide the right technology solutions for the challenging market conditions of the Nordic region.”
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