Wpd signs PPA for 72-MW Swedish wind project, orders Vestas turbines

Vestas wind turbines. Author: Siebe Schootstra.

May 17 (Renewables Now) - Germany’s Wpd AG has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) and ordered Vestas turbines for the 72-MW Aldermyrberget wind project in northern Sweden, it announced on Thursday.

The project developer has signed the off-take contract with “a big Swedish industrial group” at the end of April and then placed an order for 17 units of Vestas’ V150 wind turbines with an individual capacity of 4.2 MW, it said.

"We have been optimizing the project over the years and have now developed the best possible concept for the farm, which has been widely accepted right from the start,” stated Maria Roeske, managing director of Wpd Scandinavia AB.

The wind park in question is being built in the municipality of Skelleftea. The planning for it began back in 2010 but certain developments forced Wpd to reschedule the scheme.

Now, Wpd is ready to proceed with building the actual infrastructure for the wind farm. The turbines will be installed in the summer of next year and be commissioned in late 2020.

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