MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has won a turbine supply deal for the 400 MW Rampion offshore wind farm in the U.K. MHI Vestas notes this represents the joint-venture company's largest order to date.
The agreement comprises 116 V112-3.45 MW wind turbines and a full scope service contract. Turbine installation will commence in the first quarter of 2017, with commissioning planned to be completed in 2018.
Rampion is being developed by E.ON and partner UK Green Investment Bank, which has acquired a stake in the project. The offshore wind farm is expected to be one of the first of the UK Round 3 projects to be built.
"We are extremely proud that E.ON and the UK Green Investment Bank have placed the largest-ever order for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbines for the Rampion project," says MHI Vestas Offshore Wind CEO Jens Tommerup. "We have worked closely together with E.ON to deliver the Humber Gateway (219 MW) and Karehamn (48 MW) projects over the last two years, and we are pleased that this proven technology of the V112-3.45 MW, for which we have improved power output, has been chosen to provide greater value for the Rampion site."