Danish wind turbine-maker Vestas has secured three orders totalling 147MW in Ukraine and Norway.


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Vestas has agreed to supply turbines for 97MW of wind farms in Ukraine. The orders were placed by Vindkraft Group, which is Vestas’ long term customer.

As per the order, Vestas will supply installation and commissioning of 27 of its V136-3.6 MW turbines. The two wind farms will be located in Novotroitsk and Henichesk provinces, Kherson region, Ukraine.

Vestas Northern & Central Europe President Nils de Baar said: “With the two new orders we continue to build on our valued cooperation with Vindkraft as well as on our position as one of the market leaders in Ukraine, and it supports our strategy to strengthen our footprint in this important emerging market.”

The second order was placed by Falck Renewables Vind, a Norwegian subsidiary of Falck Renewables.

As per the order, Vestas will supply 12 of its V136-4.2MW turbines for the Hennøy wind project in Svelgen in the western part of Norway. The wind farm will have a power generating capacity of 50MW.  This will be first time that Vestas will be supplying its V136-4.2MW turbines in Norway.

The site in Norway is claimed to have challenging climatic conditions. To optimise the business case, Vestas claims to have developed a solution that uses the V136-4.2 MW and customised towers as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

The company will supply, install and commission the wind turbines. Delivery and the commissioning is expected to begin in the third quarter of next year.

Falck Renewables CEO Toni Volpe said: “Our first partnership with Vestas dates back to the early 2000’s in Spain, and we are now very pleased to announce a new agreement and have once again the opportunity to work with a world class leading partner.”

Vestas Northern and Central Europe president Nils de Baar said: “With this order, Falck Renewables Vind AS shows full confidence in the solution we have developed and the efficiency of our technology.

“By introducing V136-4.2 MW turbine to the Norwegian market and using site specific towers, the Svelgen project achieves very competitive levelised cost of energy under extremely challenging climatic conditions and high wind speeds.”