The firm and unconditional order has been placed by BayWa r.e., a leading German energy player, and will be the first project to utilise the V112-3.3 MW turbine in the UK.
The contract includes delivery, installation, and commissioning of the turbines, which is expected to occur during the third and fourth quarter of 2015. The project also includes a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service contract.
Matthias Taft, CEO of BayWa r.e. stated that: The continued growth and success of our UK renewable energy business is a core strategic objective for the BayWa r.e. group. We are extremely pleased to have achieved this milestone with Vestas and look forward to many years of outstanding performance at Fraisthorpe.
Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe says: It is a true pleasure for Vestas that BayWa r.e. will be the first customer to utilise the V112-3.3 MW turbine in the UK market. The V112-3.3 MW turbine is a high performance turbine delivering a competitive price per kWh. This is a proof that the market and customers are moving towards more efficient turbine types. We consider this as a cornerstone for our future success and commitment to the UK wind market. The V112-3.3 MW builds on proven technology to maximise value for our customer through low cost of energy and business case certainty.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas more than 52,700 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. 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.
Vestas installed its first wind turbine in the UK in 1991. Today, we have installed more than 1,500 wind turbines with a total capacity of over 2,600 MW. Vestas has 500 employees in the UK and Ireland working across the value chain, from research and development at the Technology Centre on the Isle of Wight, to servicing the operational fleet under service across the country.