Vestas has received its largest ever order in Finland with a 99 MW order from leading Finnish developer TuuliWatti Oy
TuuliWatti Oy has placed a 99MW order with Vestas for two projects in Finland using V126-3.3 MW turbines and the new Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) technology which allows for taller hub heights and therefore greater annual energy production at low wind speeds.
One of the orders concerns the 73MW Kalajoki project which will be the first large-scale wind power plant in Finland with delivery of the turbines beginning in the fourth quarter of 2014 and completion scheduled for Q3 2015. The second project is the 26MW Siikainen project which will begin in Q3 2014 with completion in Q1 2015.
Both projects include a Vestas Online Business SCADA system and a five-year Active Management Output (AOM) 5000 service agreement with options for two additional extensions of five years.
“Technical development of industrial wind power is fast and it is very important to us to ensure that we have the cutting edge technology available for our needs through our partners” said Jari Suominen, Managing Director of TuuliWatti Oy.
Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe added that Finland is an increasingly important market for the company.
The V126-3.3MW turbine can produce up to 20 percent more power compared to the V112-3.0MW on a site with average wind speeds of 6.5 m/s. The recently launched Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) are a Vestas-patented concept that features a special wider diameter lower section of the tower, resulting in increased strength without adding extra steel.