Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced it has signed the first EnVentus order in the Eastern Europe region for the 126 MW DTEK Tiligulska project in Ukraine, which is being developed by DTEK Renewables, for whom Vestas has also delivered three projects previously in Ukraine.
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Vestas has achieved a track record of 660 MW already installed in Ukraine. The contract for the Tiligulska project includes supply, installation and commissioning of 21 V162-6.0 MW wind turbines, alongside a long-term 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, enabling optimal power production throughout the project lifetime. The V162-6.0 MW turbines boast a swept area of over 20,000 m² and industry-leading energy production, while benefiting from the advanced modular design approach applied across Vestas’ EnVentus platform.
DTEK Tiligulska wind project is located in the Mykolaiv Region of Ukraine, and is being developed by Tiligulska Wind Electric Plant LLC, a subsidiary company of DTEK Renewables, one of Ukraine’s leading renewable energy developers. Vestas has also delivered the 90 MW Botievska I and 110 MW Botievska II projects, and the 100 MW Orlivska project for DTEK Renewables in Ukraine.
With this project, Vestas has secured an order intake of more than 2.1 GW across three continents for the EnVentus platform.
“Further highlighting the global applicability of the EnVentus platform, we’re proud to secure this first order for EnVentus turbines in the Eastern Europe region, and proud to be partnering with DTEK Renewables for their Tiligulska project” said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “The delivery of Ukraine’s first V162-6.0 MW turbines will be critical to the continued cost reduction for reliable, sustainable wind energy in the country and we’re pleased to be working with DTEK Renewables to accomplish that vision”.
Maris Kunickis, CEO of DTEK Renewables, added that for DTEK, Tiligulska WPP is a quality milestone, a proof of the company’s growing expertise and its commitment to European Green transition values.
“With the experience we have gained with our previous projects we have built a professional team, we choose the most innovative electrical equipment, and ensured the successful integration of the wind power plant into the energy system” Mr Kunickis said. “This is our contribution to European integration of Ukraine and I believe that our new project will serve as a positive message to investors that they can and should invest into the Ukrainian green generation”.
The DTEK Tiligulska project is expected to be fully commissioned in the second quarter of 2022.