Vestas has strengthened its Swedish portfolio with a 67 MW order for the Grönhult wind farm in southwest Sweden from The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG). Vestas will supply, install and commission 12 V162-5.6 MW turbines, part of Vestas’ EnVentus platform. A 30-year long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract will provide maximum security for the Grönhult project throughout its lifetime by optimizing park performance and limiting downtime.
The Grönhult project was acquired by TRIG from Vattenfall in February 2021 and is ready to build. The project is located in the Gislaved region of southwestern Sweden, and will provide clean and sustainable wind energy to more than 20,000 Swedish households.
Juan Furones, Vice President Sales North and West, Vestas North and Central Europe, said of the order: “The V162-5.6 MW is an optimal turbine for the wind speeds and site specifications of the Grönhult project, and we are delighted to collaborate. with The Renewables Infrastructure Group for the delivery and construction of our first project together in Sweden. The EnVentus platform continues to grow its market presence and we are pleased that TRIG has entrusted Vestas with this ready-to-build project. “
Richard Crawford, Infrastructure Director at InfraRed Capital Partners, TRIG’s investment manager, added: “We are pleased to expand our presence in Sweden with high-quality partners. The Nordic region represents a key market for the company with a strong portfolio of projects and a favorable economy for onshore wind energy ”.
Vestas has currently installed more than 5 GW of wind turbine capacity in Sweden,
The first wind turbines will be delivered to the project in the second quarter of 2022, with the project expected to come online in the fourth quarter of 2022.