Vestas has received an order from a joint venture consisting of Arise Windpower AB and Platina Partners LLP for delivery of 43 units of the V112-3.0 MW wind turbine. The order has a total capacity of 129 MW and the turbines will be installed in Jädraås, Sweden.
Delivery of the first 43 turbines for the Jädraås project is scheduled to be completed in November 2012.
The contract includes supply, installation, commissioning of the turbines and a 15-year full scope Active Output Management agreement with a production based availability warranty.
“This order is of great importance to us as this is the first major order in Sweden for Vestas’ V112-3.0 MW turbine, and we are delighted to be selected as supplier for this project. With this order, Arise Windpower AB and Platina Partners LLP allow us to present our largest onshore turbine on a significant Swedish project. We see this project as a stepping stone for the V112-3.0 MW turbine into the Swedish market,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe.
In addition to the 129 MW firm and unconditional order, Vestas and Arise Windpower AB/Platina Partners LLP have also entered a conditional order for another 69 MW for the Jädraås project consisting of 23 V112-3.0 MW turbines. Further details will follow as soon as the order becomes firm and unconditional.
"We are very pleased to be chosen as supplier to this milestone onshore wind power plant in the Scandinavian market," says Krister Poole Jönsson, Vice President Sales of Vestas Northern Europe.
The V112-3.0 MW turbine was released for sale in August 2010. It is designed for low and medium wind speeds. Jädraås will be the first major Swedish power plant with V112-3.0 MW turbines. When finally completed, the wind power plant in Jädraås is assessed to become Northern Europe’s largest, with an estimated yearly production of 570 GWh of renewable energy.
“The Jädraås project is our most important strategic project at the moment. Being in a partnership with Vestas for this huge commitment gives us confidence. Especially within service, Vestas’ know how is essential for the years to come,” says Peter Nygren, CEO of Arise Windpower.
“The project represents the continuation of our relationship with Vestas and we are excited to be constructing our first project in Sweden with the new V112-3.0 MW turbine,“ says Emma Collins, Partner of Platina Partners LLP.