Danish turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has received a 226-MW order to equip five wind projects in Russia developed by a Fortum-Rusnano investment fund.
Under the deal, Vestas will deliver its V126-4.2 MW turbines with 87-m towers for the power plants, which will be installed in the Rostov and Astrakhan region. Wind Energy Development Fund (WEDF), jointly owned by Finnish utility Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM) and Russian nanotechnology company Rusnano, placed the order as part of an earlier framework agreement with Vestas. This is the fifth contract under this agreement.
The deal includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, with deliveries expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021. The power plants are scheduled to go online in the following quarter. They will be serviced by Vestas under long-term Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service contracts.
The Danish company said it will have installed 830 MW of turbine capacity in Russia when these projects are completed.
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