Wind energy Vestas receives 50 MW order in the UK

Vestas has received an order from E.ON Climate and Renewables UK for delivery of 25 wind turbines of the V80-2.0 MW turbine. The order has a total capacity of 50 MW and the wind turbines will be installed at the Camster wind farm in Scotland near Wick, Caithness and is expected to provide electricity equivalent to about 37,000 homes and save more than 75,000 tons of CO2 per year.

“We are very pleased with our continuously developing cooperation with E.ON Climate and Renewables UK. They are clearly a leading force in developing one of the largest wind power markets in the world as well as one of the most experienced companies in the field,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “The V80-2.0 MW is designed to optimise high-wind sites, which makes it well positioned for the Camster wind farm,” Klaus Steen Mortensen concludes.

Dean Guy, construction project manager for E.ON’s renewable business said: “We see onshore wind as an important part of the future energy mix here in the UK, and Camster wind farm is an important part of that. We’re looking forward to working with Vestas at this exciting new development.”

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a six-year service agreement. The commissioning of the wind turbines is expected to start in October 2012.

E.ON is one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies – generating electricity and retailing power and gas – and is part of the E.ON group, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies. E.ON employs around 12,000 people in the UK and more than 85,000 worldwide. E.ON. has 1,500 MW of renewable capacity under development in the UK.

Vestas Northern Europe is one of the seven Sales Business Units in the Vestas Group. The company manages all sales, construction and service operations in the countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Baltic States, Poland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. As of 31 December 2010, Vestas Northern Europe has delivered a cumulative capacity of 6,389 MW, representing 14 per cent of Vestas’ global capacity.