Vestas received a contract from Eolus Vind to suply eight V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, confirming the competitive cost of energy of the Vestas 3 MW platform in the Swedish market.

The 26 MW order for the Kristinehamn-Langmarken wind project comes at a time of low electricity and green certificate prices in Sweden, which further emphasises the cost-competitiveness of Vestas’ wind turbine technology.

Per Witalisson, CEO, from Eolus says that "We are very pleased once again to work with Vestas on a Swedish wind project. We are especially satisfied with Vestas’ ability to deliver on all parameters – quality, performance, and cost of energy – the combination of which makes a strong business case".

"This order is an example of how we together with our long-term customer, Eolus, can develop the right wind turbine solution in a market that is stable but with relatively low power prices. It is once again proof that investments in Vestas wind energy solutions are highly competitive, also when power and green certificate prices are low", says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President, Vestas Northern Europe.

The 26 MW order includes delivery, installation, and commissioning as well as a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Delivery is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2016.