Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order for 21 MW from Vindkraft Ukraina, LLC for their wind power plants Beregovaya and Stavki in the Kherson region. Vindkraft and Vestas have already commissioned the 9 MW Novorossiske wind power plant in 2011/12.
The contract comprises supply, installation and commissioning of seven V112-3.0 MW wind turbines, along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Delivery is planned to start at the end of the third quarter of 2013 and commissioning is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2013.
“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Vestas in Ukraine. We are determined to develop a project portfolio of wind power plants in Kherson to contribute to the overall growth of renewable and green energy production in this country. We partnered with Vestas in 2011 to develop our projects Novorossiske 1 and Novorossiske 2, both equipped with V112-3.0 MW. For our new wind power plants Beregovaya and Stavki we once again choose Vestas because of their leadership in the wind energy business and our belief that they have the necessary technology, experience and reliability to develop a young market like Ukraine,” says Vindkraft’s Managing Director, Carl Sturen.
“This third order from Vindkraft contributes to strengthening our position currently being one of the market leaders on the Ukrainian market, and it supports our strategy placing a solid footprint on this important emerging market. After having successfully commissioned Novorissiske 1 and Novorissiske 2, it is a pleasure for us to announce another V112-3.0 MW order from Vindkraft,” says Thomas Richterich, President of Vestas Central Europe. “We look forward to working in a close partnership with Vindkraft and continuing to develop the excellent wind resources in Ukraine.”
“Vindkraft is one of the key players in the wind energy sector in Ukraine. We are pleased that Vindkraft once again demonstrates full confidence in the business case certainty and the quality of technology we offer,” states Mikael Rönholm-Nielsen, Vice President Sales Eastern Europe/Austria, Vestas Central Europe.
The wind power plants with a total capacity of 21 MW will contribute to Ukraine’s goal of increasing the country’s wind energy capacities. The wind power plants Beregovaya and Stavki will produce more than 70 GWh per year, enough green energy to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 15,000 Ukrainian households.
As of 31 December 2012, Vestas (vestas.com) has delivered 523 V112-3.0 MW turbines worldwide representing a total capacity of more than 1.5 GW, and has received more than 3 GW of firm orders for this model.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 49,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Today, Vestas has installed turbines in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 56 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg, Germany. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and operation of wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.