Vestas secures major wind-power order in Sweden
Posted on 15 Apr 2021 and read 575 times
has bolstered its Swedish ‘pipeline’ with a 67MW order for the Grönhult project in southwest Sweden from the Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG). Vestas will supply, install and commission 12 V162-5.6MW turbines (these are part of Vestas’s EnVentus platform).
Furthermore, a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement “will provide maximum security for the Grönhult project throughout its lifetime by optimising park performance and limiting downtime”.
The Grönhult project was acquired by TRIG from Vattenfall in February 2021, and is ready-to-build. The project is located in the Gislaved region in southwest Sweden, and will provide clean, sustainable wind power for over 20,000 Swedish households.
Juan Furones, Vestas’s vice president of sales (northern and central Europe), said: “The V162-5.6MW is an optimal turbine for the Grönhult project’s wind speeds and site specifications, and we are delighted to be partnering with the Renewables Infrastructure Group for the delivery and construction of our first project together in Sweden.
“The EnVentus platform continues to increase its footprint in the market and we are pleased TRIG has entrusted Vestas with this ready-to-build project.”
Vestas has currently installed over 5GW of wind turbine capacity in Sweden. The first turbines for this project will be delivered in the second quarter of 2022; it is expected to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2022.