Infinis Energy plc has placed an order with Vestas for the Galawhistle wind energy project in Scotland, UK. The order for the Galawhistle wind farm comprises 22 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is expected in the second quarter of 2016, with expected project completion in early 2017.
Eric Machiels, Chief Executive of Infinis, states: “At a time when the UK Government has pledged to meet its international obligations to reduce carbon emissions and decarbonise power generation, Infinis continues to believe that onshore wind remains the most effective renewable energy technology and that it is best placed to help achieve these goals at the lowest cost to consumers”.
“We are very pleased that Infinis have chosen to work with us on the Galawhistle wind power plant. Despite regulatory uncertainty, this order underlines our engagement and commitment in the UK market, where cus-tomers see the value of deploying cost-competitive, carbon-free onshore wind”, says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President Vestas Northern Europe.
Infinis is the UK’s leading independent generator of renewable power, operating a growing portfolio of landfill gas (LFG) and onshore wind plants across the UK. Infinis employ approximately 365 people across 137 operating sites with an aggregate generating capacity of 589 MW, comprising, 121 LFG sites (315 MW) and 16 onshore wind farms (274 MW). In addition, Infinis has a strong onshore wind development portfolio with 109 MW of onshore wind assets under construction.