Octopus Renewables, the fund management specialist which is part of Octopus Energy Group’s generation business, recently acquired the Marhult wind farm from OX2, and they are working together to build and operate it.
The order includes the supply and installation of seven V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, which are planned to be commissioned by the end of 2023. Deliveries at Marhult are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023.
As part of the Marhult order, Vestas has also secured a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement to enable power performance certainty and Vestas’ industry-leading service expertise throughout the lifetime of the project.
“Vestas is delighted to continue our collaboration with OX2 and to extend our partnership into Sweden with Octopus Renewables” said Juan Furones, VP Sales North & West at Vestas Northern and Central Europe. “Not only will Vestas provide its industry-leading onshore technology to the project, but we will also maintain the project for the long-term service term. The trust placed in Vestas by OX2 and Octopus Renewables is not taken for granted and we are pleased to deliver the Marhult project”.
Peter Dias, Investment Director at Octopus Renewables added that the wind farm will play an important role in growing renewable generation in Sweden, a market where the company is continuing to expand its footprint.
“We’re delighted to be working on another project with Vestas, who have provided the turbines to a significant portion of our wind farms and continue to service many of them” said Mr Dias. “We look forward to working together to get this wind farm constructed and into operation so we can help Sweden meet its climate goals.”
In addition to the Marhult project, Vestas has also partnered with OX2 to deliver projects across Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland, with over 1,600 MW in orders won to date. Vestas is also partnered with OX2 to supply the 86 MW Karskruv project, which is located near the Marhult site.
In other news, Vestas has received an order for a project in Brazil that includes supply of 43 V150-4.5 MW turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Deliveries and commissioning are planned for 2024. Customer and project names are undisclosed at the customer’s request.
With this order Vestas surpasses 6.5 GW in firm order intake of V150-4.2 MW and V150-4.5 MW wind turbines in Brazil.
Vestas has also received a 21 MW order from Enefit Green AS’s subsidiary, Enefit Wind Purtse, for the Purtse wind project in Estonia, which represents Vestas’ market entry into Estonia. The order also marks Vestas’ first collaboration with Enefit Green.
The order includes the supply and installation of five V136-4.2 MW turbines installed at a hub height of 82m. Vestas will also service the turbines under a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
“We are delighted to enter Estonia’s wind market and build a new partnership with Enefit Green at the Purtse wind project, as Vestas continues to expand our offering to new geographies with technology across our portfolio” said Juan Furones, VP Sales North & West at Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “Our V136-4.2 MW technology has proven to be an optimal match for the Purtse project, and we’re committed to delivering this project safely and on schedule, to kickstart the necessary Estonian wind energy transition. Enefit Green has entrusted us with a 30-year full-scope service agreement, so at the same time, we are delighted to build out our service footprint in Estonia for the long-term”.
Aavo Kärmas, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Enefit Wind Putse added that Purtse Wind Farm will be the first large wind farm to be built in Estonia in many years, and that it confirms that new renewable energy capacities can be built quickly.
“The most powerful and modern wind turbines in Estonia will start generating electricity in Purtse, and a reliable partner in their installation ensures that the farm is completed on time and provides important environmentally friendly energy for Estonia throughout its life”.
Deliveries at the Purtse wind project are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023, while commissioning is planned for the first half of 2023.
Enefit Green acquired the development project for Purtse Wind Farm from Raunistal in March 2021 and made the final investment decision to start construction in January 2022.
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