SSE Places 32-Turbine Order For Vestas’ Upgraded 3 MW Platform


SSE Places 32-Turbine Order For Vestas' Upgraded 3 MW Platform Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 30 V117-3.45 MW and two V112-3.45 MW wind turbines for U.K. energy company SSE Ltd.'s 110 MW Bhlaraidh wind farm.

The project is located near Invermoriston in the Great Glen region of Scotland. The order includes delivery, installation and a 10-year Active Output Management 4000 service agreement. Installation is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016, with commissioning scheduled for the first half of 2017.

Vestas says the proven performance of the 3 MW platform and the nominal power rating upgrade from 3.3 MW to 3.45 MW are factors that have contributed to the strong business case of the project and further confirm the competitiveness of Vestas' 3 MW platform in the U.K.

"The 32-turbine Bhlaraidh wind farm is a key project in SSE's renewable portfolio, and we are looking forward to working with Vestas as we move through the construction and operational phases of the project," notes Murdo McGhie, SSE's director of onshore renewables.

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