Fosen Vind DA, a joint venture company owned by Statkraft, TrønderEnergi and the European investor consortium Nordic Wind Power DA consisting of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners and Swiss utility BKW, has awarded Vestas its largest order ever. Vestas says the contract calls for 278 wind turbines totaling 1 GW for six different wind parks in Norway, which when combined, represent Europe’s biggest onshore wind project to date.
The record order includes 248 units of Vestas’ V117-3.45 MW turbines and 30 units of its V112-3.45 MW machines, all with upgrades to push the turbines to 3.6 MW.
“We are extremely proud to work with Statkraft and the partner organizations on this 1 GW project, which is Vestas’ largest order to date,” comments Klaus Steen Mortensen, president of Vestas Northern Europe.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a two-year, full-scope service agreement, followed by a 20-year service and support agreement. Delivery of the first turbines is planned to take place in the second quarter of 2018, with commissioning of the last wind power plant expected in the fourth quarter of 2020.