Vestas V126-3.3 MW, in Denmark , Photo by Vestas. All rights reserved.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VW) has secured a firm order to deliver 36 MW of turbines for the repowering of the Overgaard II wind farm in Denmark.
The manufacturer will supply, install and commission 10 units of its V126-3.45 MW machines in a 3.6-MW power optimised mode, it said on Friday. The order was placed by Danish energy group Wind Estate A/S and also includes a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
The new machines will replace eight units of NEG Micon’s 2-MW turbines, more than doubling the wind farm’s capacity.
The latest contract follows the project's successful participation in Denmark’s second energy-neutral auction in 2019, Vestas said. It expects to start delivering the equipment in the third quarter of 2021 and commission in the last quarter of 2021.
Overgaard II is the second phase of the Overgaard wind complex, the first phase of which will also be repowered with 94 MW of Vestas turbines. Once the repowering is complete, the power plant’s capacity will reach 130 MW, thus becoming Denmark’s largest onshore wind farm.
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