Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 16 V126-3.3 MW turbines for a wind power project in Sweden. The order was placed by Allianz Capital Partners, the Allianz Group's in-house investment division for alternative investments. With a combined generation capacity of more than 1,000 MW, Allianz is one of the world's largest financial investors in renewable and wind energy.
The wind power plant is one of the largest in the southern part of Sweden and will be installed in Sättravallen, east of Kristinehamn. This will be the first project in Sweden to utilise the Vestas V126-3.3 MW turbine. Turbine delivery is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2015 with commissioning expected completed in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the 16 V126-3.3 MW turbines, along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a 15-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 5000).
“We are very pleased to be expanding our Swedish portfolio with the addition of Sättravallen and to be working with Vestas to ensure optimal long-term performance of the investment,” says David Jones, Head of Renewable Energy at Allianz Capital Partners.
“Vestas is pleased that our valued customer Allianz Capital Partners has chosen us to partner with them to develop their 52.8 MW wind power plant in Sweden,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “Sweden is an increasingly important market and Vestas’ ability to offer leading technology solutions such as the V126-3.3 MW provides our customers with a competitive value proposition for generating more energy on low wind sites.”
Today, Vestas has delivered about 1,500 wind turbines, totalling more than 2,200 MW, to Sweden.
About the V126-3.3 MW
Vestas is continuously optimising our product portfolio to meet customer and market requirements enabling us to deliver the best possible business case for our customers. Beginning of 2013, Vestas announced the V126-3.3 MW and the V117-3.3 MW to the market as further variants of the successful 3 MW platform. They expand Vestas’ portfolio offering efficient wind energy solutions for low, medium and high wind sites.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 51,000 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 approximately 16,600 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 60 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.