Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 278 wind turbines totaling 1001 MW, from Fosen Vind DA in Norway. The 1 GW order comprises turbines for six different wind parks in Norway, which combined will be Europe’s largest onshore wind project to date.
Emphasising the flexibility of Vestas’ product portfolio, the record order includes 248 units of Vestas’ V117-3.45 MW and 30 units V112-3.45 MW turbines, all with power optimised mode to 3.6 MW. Building on proven performance, these upgraded 3 MW platform turbines will further increase energy production and lower the cost of energy.
“We are extremely proud to work with Statkraft and the partner organisations on this 1 GW project, which is Vestas’ largest order to date. The order affirms the competitiveness of Vestas’ wind power solutions and that wind power provides an attractive long-term energy investment that goes well beyond its climate and sustainability benefits. Investing in wind power simply makes economic sense”, says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President, Vestas Northern Europe.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a two-year customised, full-scope service agreement, followed by a 20-year service and support agreement. Delivery of the first turbines is planned to take place in second quarter of 2018, with commissioning of the last wind power plant expected in fourth quarter of 2020.
|Customer:||Fosen Vind DA (a joint venture company owned by Statkraft, TrønderEnergi, and the investor consortium Nordic Wind Power DA).|
|Project name:||The Fosen Vind project portfolio includes the Harbaksfjellet, Roan, Storheia, Kvenndalsfjellet, Geitfjellet, and Hitra 2 wind power plants.|
|Number of MW:||1001 MW|
|Number of turbines/turbine type||30 x V112-3.45 MW turbines and 248 x V117-3.45 MW turbines, all with power optimised mode to 3.6 MW.|
|Contract scope:||The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a two-year customised, full-scope service agreement, followed by a 20-year service & support agreement.|
|Time of delivery||Delivery of the first turbines is planned to take place in second quarter of 2018, with commissioning of the last wind power plant expected in fourth quarter of 2020.|
Total year-to-date announced order intake in MW: 1,319 MW