Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the largest wind power plant in Finland to date. The order for the Simo III project comprises 27 x V126-3.45 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation, and a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. The delivery of turbines is expected to start in 2016, with commissioning in 2016 and 2017.
The V126-3.45 MW is specifically designed for low-wind sites and with more than 500 MW ordered in Finland alone, the V126 has already proven how well-suited it is for the challenging Nordic climate . The V126-3.45 MW’s high performance on low-wind sites is highlighted by its Annual Energy Production (AEP) that can be up to 20 percent higher compared to the V112-3.0 MW on sites with average wind speeds of 6.5 m/s.
“TuuliWatti Oy is pleased to be working with Vestas to deliver what is going to be the largest wind project in Finland. Vestas’ track record and performance in the Finnish market and the V126 turbine’s suitability for Finland were key factors in TuuliWatti Oy selecting Vestas. We were especially impressed by the AEP increases that accompany the V126-3.45 MW technology” says Mr Jari Suominen, Managing Director, TuuliWatti Oy.
“We are very pleased that TuuliWatti Oy has chosen one of our top performers on low-wind sites, the V126-3.45MW, for Finland’s soon to be largest wind power plant. With this project, we build on our strong collaboration with TuuliWatti Oy from previous record projects like the 73 MW Kalajoki wind farm, which was Finland’s very first large-scale wind power plant at the time of order”, says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President, Vestas Northern Europe.
Having received orders for more than 700 MW since 2011 in Finland, Vestas has established a strong presence in this increasingly important Nordic market in terms of installed capacity and service capabilities.
TuuliWatti Oy (tuuliwatti.fi) is the leading operator in industrial wind power in Finland. It is a company established in 2009 as a joint venture between St1 and S Group. St1 is a Finnish energy company whose vision is to be the leading producer and seller of CO2-aware energy. The company researches and develops economically viable and environmentally sustainable energy solutions. S Group consists of cooperatives as well as SOK and its subsidiaries. It is a network of companies in the retail and service trades comprising over 1,600 outlets in Finland, which also places the corporation among the top ten electricity consumers in the country. TuuliWatti aims to develop and construct significant onshore wind power capacity in Finland in the next coming years.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 54,900 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 74 countries, providing jobs for around 18,800 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and more than 69 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.