Vestas has received an order from Stena Renewable AB for 32 units of the V112-3.0 MW wind turbine. The order has a total capacity of 96 MW and the turbines will be installed in Lemnhult situated in the municipality of Vetlanda, Sweden.
Delivery and installation of the turbines for the Lemnhult project will begin in August 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in April 2013.
The contract includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 15-year full scope Service and Maintenance agreement, AOM 5000, with production based availability warranty.
“We are happy to announce another major onshore order in Sweden for Vestas’ V112-3.0 MW turbine. Stena Renewable is a very important partner for us in the Scandinavian region and we are very pleased they have selected us as supplier for this project in Lemnhult. The order is a significant stepping stone in the continuing expansion of renewable energy in Sweden,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe.
"We are very content to be working together with Stena Renewable in such an important and large Swedish project, and look forward to continued partnership and cooperation in the Scandinavian market," says Krister Poole Jönsson, Vice President Sales of Vestas Northern Europe.
The V112-3.0 MW turbine is designed for low and medium wind speeds and was released for sale in August 2010. The Lemnhult power plant will become one of Sweden’s largest projects and is another breakthrough for the V112 turbine in the Scandinavian market. The Lemnhult plant is estimated to deliver a yearly production of approx 270 GWh of renewable energy.
“The Stena Lemnhult wind farm, located in the most southern of Sweden’s new price areas , is our largest investment so far,” says Göran Danielsson, Managing Director of Stena Renewable. "With almost 270 GWh of yearly production, corresponding to 70 per cent of total power demand in Vetlanda, the plant makes Vetlanda a leading renewable energy supplier among Sweden’s municipalities. The project also manifests our continued strong partnership with Vestas.”
In 2006 Vestas delivered the first turbines to Stena Renewable. The company’s head of purchasing and operations, Anders Rylin, states: “We have high expectations for the V112-3.0 MW turbine. Together with a 15-year full service agreement and production based availability, it creates a strong business case in this very important project to Stena Renewable“.
Vestas Northern Europe is one of seven Sales Business Units in the Vestas Group. The company manages all sales, construction and service operations for onshore wind turbines in the countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Baltic States, Poland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. As of 30 June 2011, Vestas Northern Europe has delivered a cumulative capacity of 6,545 MW, representing 14 per cent of Vestas’ global onshore capacity.
Stena Renewable AB is wholly owned subsidiary within the Stena Sphere. The Stena Sphere consists of the three wholly-owned parent companies, Stena AB (publ), Stena Sessan AB and Stena Metall AB. Together they make up one of Sweden’s biggest family-owned group of companies with businesses worldwide. The Stena Sphere’s focus lies on ferry routes, shipping, offshore drilling, property, finance, renewable energy, recycling, environmental services and trading.
The V112-3.0 MW was released for sales in August 2010. It is based on proven technology and Vestas’ more than 30 years of experience within manufacturing wind turbines. The V112-3.0 MW is designed for low and medium wind speeds. 80 per cent of a V112-3.0 MW turbine can be recycled, and after approximately eight months, the wind turbine is energy-neutral, which means that it will contribute to reducing carbon emissions for more than 19 years. During its lifetime, the V112-3.0 MW wind turbine only emits 7 grams of CO2 per kWh, deriving from production and installation of the turbine.
By José Santamarta, www.vestas.com