Wind energy Vestas receives 54 MW order in Norway

Vestas has received an order from Troms Kraft AS for delivery of 18 wind turbines of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine. The order has a total capacity of 54 MW and the wind farm will be located in Fakken close to Tromsø in Norway. Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to be completed in 2012. The wind power contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a 5-year service agreement.

This is Vestas’ first large wind energy order in Norway and a step stone into the Norwegian market. Norway has excellent wind conditions, which are perfect for the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine.

Based on the positive Norwegian market wind power prospects, Vestas has also decided to establish a sales office in Oslo as well as a local service organisation in Norway as local presence is key to Vestas’ success in new markets.

“Today we could not be more satisfied and pleased of announcing this order,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “Troms Kraft has initiated our establishment in Norway by rewarding us the 54 MW contract. We are excited to be part of Norway’s development of wind power and the timing could not be better. With reference to announcement from the Swedish Government Office on 8 of December regarding Norway’s plans of adapting to the already existing Swedish Green Certificates, we are very much looking forward to a continuous long-term relationship with Troms Kraft.”

”Producing renewable energy has been our focus for more than 100 yeas,” says Oddbjørn Schei, Chairman of Troms Kraft Produksjon. “Within the renewable energy sector, wind power is a new and important area of investment for us. This contract brings us one step closer to a realisation of our first wind power plant and we are pleased to have a world-leading producer of wind turbines as partner in this project.”

Vestas is currently operating in Norway through a foundry in Kristiansand for production of ductile iron components for Vestas’ wind turbines world wide. The foundry was founded in 1947 and is the most modern hand moulding foundry in Norway, with an annual capacity of approx 20,000 tons. The factory employs 250 people and also hosts Vestas’ Centre of Excellence for casting Technology.