Vestas has received an order from Fortum to supply 14 V126-3.45 MW turbines with Power Optimised Modes to 3.6 MW in Norway.

The firm and unconditional order is for the Anstadblaheia wind park in the municipality of Sortland, continuing the momentum Vestas has built in Norway. The contract includes supply and installation of the wind turbines, as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement.

Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018. With combined orders of close to 1.5GW in Norway, Sweden and Finland, the V126-3.45 MW and the previous 3.0MW and 3.3MW rating variants are proving how the right technology can provide a strong business case in the Nordic region.

Fortum Wind Power vice president Philippe Stohr said: “Anstadblaheia is an excellent wind site and yet another milestone in our strategy to expand within renewable energy.

"Vestas’ continuous technology development, as we see it in V126-3.45MW’s performance, was key in our decision to choose Vestas for the project."

Vestas Northern Europe resident Klaus Steen Mortensen said: “Building on our good relationship from Solberg wind park in Sweden, we are proud that Fortum has again chosen Vestas and opted for our V126-3.45MW for their Ånstadblåheia wind power plant in Norway.

"Vestas has the industry’s most versatile products and this project underlines our ability to provide the right technology solutions for the challenging market conditions of the Nordic region.”