Vestas has secured a 56 MW order for the Banie lV project from Energix, which is the majority owner of the wind farm and is a well-established wind project developer in Poland. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 16 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines with an operational mode of 3.5 MW combined with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
The project, located in Banie in Western Pomerania, Poland, adds to the approximately 2.5 GW of onshore wind turbines currently installed by Vestas in Poland. Vestas has also secured a further 1.2 GW of orders to be installed. This project once again underlines Vestas’ leading position in the Polish renewable energy sector and its burgeoning wind industry.
Asa Levinger, CEO of Energix, notes, “Based on our previous experience with Vestas, we highly value the product quality and reliability of Vestas’ V126 turbine variant and Vestas’ track record for on-time installations. We are pleased to further strengthen our relationship with Vestas as part of the and potentially for other projects of the Energix Group, in Poland and in other places”.
“Vestas has been present in Poland since 2002. We are here to stay to support our customers and contribute to the clean energy transition in one of Europe`s largest onshore wind markets. I am particularly pleased to take this next step with our valued partner Energix”, states Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern and Central Europe.
The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.
Delivery of the turbines and commissioning are both expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022.