Hamnefjell Vindkraft AS has placed a 52 MW firm and unconditional order for 15 Vestas V112-3.45 MW wind turbines.
The turbines will feature the upgraded 3 MW platform, optimizing the annual energy production and lowering the levelized cost of energy, according to Vestas. The turbines have been ordered for the Hamnefjell Wind Farm, which will be located in the northeastern part of Norway – a region known for its high-wind conditions.
The contract comprises supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement.
“Together with our partners and Vestas, we will build what will be one of the northernmost wind projects in Europe on a location offering outstanding wind resources,” says Lise Mette Heggheim, CEO of Hamnefjell Vindkraft. “This project will strengthen our ambition to be in the forefront of renewable energy development in our region and will simultaneously increase the local security of energy supply.”
“This project is significant, as it showcases Norway’s wind energy potential, as well as the 3 MW platform’s fit for the Norwegian market. And, the 15-year service agreement echoes the momentum we are experiencing within our service business,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, president of Vestas northern Europe.
Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017.