APG Group and Vasa Vind, a HgCapital Renewable Partners company, have placed an order for 288 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines, making the order the largest V136-3.45 MW order to date and the largest Vestas order ever in Sweden.
Press release from Vestas Northern Europe, Malmö, Sweden, 2017-06-30 09:30 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The firm and unconditional order comprises 80 V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in Power Optimised Mode to 3.6 MW for the Åskälen wind park located outside Östersund in central Sweden.
Utilising the V136-3.45 MW in Power Optimised Mode to 3.6 MW, Åskälen wind park achieves increased annual energy production through the combination of larger rotor and high capacity factor, hereby demonstrating the strong fit of Vestas’ V136 turbine in the Swedish market.
“We are delighted to join forces again with Vestas for the construction of this major project. This high-efficiency turbine is another step forward in the relentless drive to lower the cost of wind power, and Vestas has proven once more to be an important partner in this journey", said Annette Eriksson, CEO of Vasa Vind.
Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe, adds: “Delivering the V136-3.45 MW in Power Optimised Mode to 3.6 MW, the Åskälen wind project is a milestone for us and our largest project to date in Sweden. It is the result of a great partnership between APG, Vasa Vind and Vestas, working closely together to optimise the project across technology and economy. Combined with Sweden’s recent political agreement on the green certificate system’s future, the Åskälen wind park offers a strong business case towards investors.”
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) full scope operations and maintenance service agreement. Delivery of the first turbines is planned for the third quarter of 2019, while commissioning is expected in the beginning of 2020.
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Kresten Ø. Christensen
Director, Marketing & Communications
Vestas Northern Europe
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