Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 14 V126-3.3 MW turbines for a wind power project in Sweden. The wind power plant Brotorp, with a total capacity of 46.2 MW, will be installed in Småland in the municipality of Mönsterås. Turbine delivery is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2015 with commissioning expected completed in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Once completed, the Brotorp wind power plant will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 25,000 households in Sweden.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the 14 V126-3.3 MW turbines, along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a 10-year full-scope service package (AOM 5000). AOM 5000 is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing.
“Brotorp is our first investment in Sweden and it is a good opportunity for us to further extend our cooperation with Vestas as it is in a market where Vestas has a well-established footprint”, says Rory O’Connor Managing Director of BlackRock Renewable Power.
Peter Nygren, CEO of Arise Windpower mentions: “Choosing Vestas for the Brotorp site feels like a secure and natural extension to our mutual cooperation and the V126-3.3MW turbine will be a good introduction of the larger rotor”.
“Vestas’ track record and technology means we can offer our customers a strong business case for their wind power plants”, states Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “The order is of multiple strategic value as it constitutes our first order in Sweden with BlackRock Renewable Power and also involves our long-term partner Arise Windpower. We are now eager to get things started and enter into execution phase of the project”.
Today, Vestas has delivered about 1,500 wind turbines, totalling more than 2,400 MW, to Sweden.
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Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 19,300 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 64 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.