Wind energy Vestas wins wind power order to supply wind turbines for Sweden

Vestas Northern Europe has received an order from Sjisjka Vind AB for delivery of 30 units of the V100-2.6 MW wind turbine. Sjiskja Vind AB is a project finance company co-owned by wind farm developer O2 (25 per cent), utility provider Jämtkraft (25 per cent) and construction company Skanska Infrastructure Development (50 per cent). The turbines will be installed at the Sjisjka wind farm in a sub-mountainous area in the municipality of Gällivare in the northern parts of Sweden.

“It is a great pleasure when long-time customers choose to enter into repeat business with Vestas and in addition to this, bring important companies like Skanska Infrastructure Development into the industry,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe.

The order has a total capacity of 78 MW making it one of the largest onshore wind parks to be built in Sweden. The expected annual energy production of 200 GWh will provide electricity to approx 43,000 Swedish households.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a five-year service agreement – Active Output Management (AOM) 5000. AOM 5000 is a new service product from Vestas that optimises wind power plant output and minimises customer risk by introducing an energy-based guarantee, ensuring that the turbines are fully operational when the wind is blowing as compared to traditional service offerings based on time.

“We are delighted about this order and look forward to working on the Sjisjka wind park project. The project marks an important step in the continued expansion of wind power in Sweden. The recently launched V100-2.6 MW is a very well suited turbine for the site and the AOM 5000 will guarantee a high certainty of energy output,” says Krister Poole Jönsson, Vice President Sales, Nordics and Baltic States.

Vestas’ part of the project will be initiated immediately with turbine delivery expected in June 2012. Commissioning is planned throughout the summer and autumn of 2012 with handover completed during the first part of the fourth quarter.
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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.

The V100-2.6 MW is the latest addition to Vestas’ V90-3.0 MW platform and broadens the Vestas portfolio in the low-to-medium wind segment, allowing our customers to install the optimal turbine for their site.

The V100-2.6 MW was developed to meet the increasing demand for wind turbines suited for medium or low wind speed sites. It is based on the V90-3.0 MW turbine which is one of the most proven platforms in the industry. The V100-2.6 MW uses the same integrated drive train and nacelle design to minimise weight and loads, but its 100 metre-rotor enables it to make the most of the available wind at low-to-medium wind sites within this MW range.