The order for seven V126-3.3 MW wind turbines has been placed by E-Group for the Posio I wind farm project in Posio, Lappland and Kuusamo, Northern Ostrobothnia. Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016.
The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and the Vestas De-icing System. The De-icing system can help prevent ice build-up on the turbine blades by using an ice detection system and a hot air flow unit within the blades.
The order for the Ilmajoki Santavuori project is for 16 V126-3.3 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as a six-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Delivery of the turbines is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2016. The project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016.
“EPV Tuulivoima has been a customer with Vestas since 2013 and we are very pleased that they have chosen to work with us on their second project in a row”, says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “Furthermore, with this order, we underline our strong position in the Finnish market – a market that is growing and strategic for Vestas in Northern Europe”, Mortensen says.
EPV Tuulivoima has previously placed one order with Vestas for the 53 MW Vähäkyrö project.
Finland plans to increase the use of renewable energy from 30 percent to 38 percent by 2020 by increasing the usage of wind energy, biomass and other renewable energy sources. A feed-in premium came into effect in 2011 in the country, a tariff designed to support the use and development of wind power. Since the feed-in premium came into effect, Vestas has received orders in Finland totaling 478 MW, including the Ilmajoki Santavuori project.
“The Posio I order marks the first time that we will be working on a project with E-Group and it underlines our strong position in the Finnish market”, says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “We are very pleased that E-Group has chosen to work with us on their project and that the De-icing System will be used on the V126 turbine”, Mortensen says.
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