Vestas has bolstered its Swedish pipeline with a 67-MW order for the Grönhult project in southwest Sweden from The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG). Vestas will supply, install, and commission 12 V162-5.6 MW turbines, part of Vestas’ EnVentus platform. A long term 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement will provide maximum security for the Grönhult project throughout its lifetime by optimizing park performance and limiting downtime.
The Grönhult project was acquired by TRIG from Vattenfall in February 2021, and is ready-to-build. The project is in the Gislaved region in southwest Sweden, and will provide clean, sustainable wind power for more than 20,000 Swedish households.
“The V162-5.6 MW is an optimal turbine for the Grönhult project’s wind speeds and site specifications, and we’re delighted to be partnering with The Renewables Infrastructure Group for the delivery and construction of our first project together in Sweden,” said Juan Furones, Vice President, Sales North & West, Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “The EnVentus platform continues to increase its footprint into the market, and we’re pleased TRIG has entrusted Vestas with this ready-to-build project.”
“We are pleased to expand our presence in Sweden with high-quality partners,” said Richard Crawford, director of Infrastructure at InfraRed Capital Partners, TRIG’s investment manager. “The Nordic region represents a key market for the company with a strong pipeline and favorable economics for onshore wind.”
Vestas has installed more than 5 GW capacity of wind turbines in Sweden.
First turbines will be delivered to the project in the second quarter of 2022, with the project expected to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2022.
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