March 19 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VW) said today it has booked an order for 63 MW of turbines for the wind components of two hybrid power projects in Denmark.
The order was placed by Danish wind and solar park operator Eurowind Energy A/S, which won the schemes in the country’s second technology-neutral auction last year. With the latest deal, Vestas has secured orders for the entire 135 MW of wind capacity awarded in the auction, the Danish manufacturer said.
Vestas will supply, install and commission 16 turbines for the two hybrid wind-solar projects in central Jutland. St Soels, which European Energy developed together with local partner Vindteam, will use seven V126-3.45 MW turbines in a 3.6-MW power optimised mode that are slated for commissioning in the first quarter of 2021. The Veddum Kaer plant, meanwhile, will be equipped with nine V136-4.2 MW machines that will go online in the third quarter of 2021.
The manufacturer expects to start delivering the equipment for the two projects at end-2020 and in the second quarter of 2021, respectively. Its contract also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement and the delivery of the VestasOnline Business SCADA solution.
“This 100% auction success underlines onshore wind’s competitiveness and stresses the continued importance of Vestas’ home market in Denmark,” commented Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern and Central Europe.