Vestas, based in Denmark, has received a 58 MW repowering order for the first phase of the 94 MW Overgaard 1 wind park in Randers Municipality. The order is placed by SE Blue Renewables, a joint venture between the Danish energy company SE and Denmark’s largest pension company, PFA Pension.
V126-3.3MW, Kopsa II, Finland Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Beginning July 1, SE will merge with the Danish energy company Eniig under the name Norlys.
The order includes supply, installation and commissioning of 16 V126-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimized Mode as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Highlighting Vestas’ auction capabilities as well as Denmark’s large repowering potential, the order is the company’s second announced repowering project derived from Denmark’s first energy-neutral auction. Once completed, Overgaard phase 1 will consist of 26 new turbines, which will almost quadruple the current site’s energy production.
”When fully completed, Overgaard 1 will be the largest onshore wind project in Denmark, and taking the first step now is a great milestone for SE Blue Renewables,” said Jan Bach Jensen, CEO, SE Blue Renewables.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020, while commissioning is planned for the middle of 2020.