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Vestas announces 285 MW of turbine orders in Europe

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October 1 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has secured orders for 285 MW of wind turbines in Finland, Germany and Italy, the Danish company said on Monday as it made a series of order announcements.

The deal in Finland came from fund manager Glennmont Partners and Finnish developer Ilmatar Energy for the 211-MW Piiparinmaki wind park in Finland. The power plant will be equipped with 13 units of the V150-4.2 MW and 28 of the V150-5.6 MW machines from Vestas’ EnVentus anti-icing platform.

The unsubsidised project was recently purchased by Glennmont and has in place a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google for most of its output.

The deal includes a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM500) service agreement and the VestasOnline business SCADA monitoring solution. The Danish manufacturer plans to start delivering the equipment from the middle of next year and commission the wind park in sections in late 2020 and 2021.

The deal in Germany, placed from a unit of domestic utility Berliner Stadtwerke GmbH, will see Vestas supply and install 31 MW of turbines for a wind park in Brandenburg and provide a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services package for the project, as well.

The wind park will use eight V117-3.45 MW turbines and one V126-3.45 MW machine, in different hub heights, which Vestas expects to start shipping in the last quarter of 2020. The plant will be switched on in the same quarter.

Vestas will also service the machines under a 23-year AOM 5000 agreement.

Moving south, the Danish firm has won an order for 43 MW of turbines for two merchant repowering projects in Chieti, Italy. This deal was placed by Italy’s E2i Energie Speciali and calls for the delivery of nine V112-3.3 MW turbines, which will replace the Roccaspinalveti wind park’s 24 V47-660 kW machines. Additionally, it will supply four V112-3.3 MW turbines for the repowering of the Castiglione Messer Marino power plant.

Deliveries of those turbines will commence in the second quarter of next year, with the aim to bring them online in the last quarter of the same year.

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