Vattenfall eyes MHI Vestas turbines for 400-MW Horns Rev 3

Vestas' 8-MW wind turbine. Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S

June 29 (SeeNews) - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB said today it has chosen MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier of turbines for the 400-MW Horns Rev 3 wind park off Denmark’s west coast.

Vattenfall wants MHI Vestas to supply V164-8 MW turbines for the project.

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems (CPH:VWS), which shares the ownership of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011), confirmed the appointment in a separate statement. A firm and unconditional order, however, is yet to be received.

The Swedish utility won the concession to build and operate Horns Rev 3 at the end of February 2015. The particular concession agreement states that the offshore wind park should be completed by January 1, 2020. The company pointed out that it is on track towards this deadline.

Vattenfall owns a total of 1,800 MW of wind power capacity, of which 1,000 MW are offshore, it noted. This includes its 60% ownership of the 160-MW Horns Rev 1 offshore wind park.

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