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Aarhus N, Denmark, 2016/03/01 - Hamnefjell Vindkraft AS, a joint venture by Finnmark Kraft AS and private investment company Ardian, has placed a 52 MW firm and unconditional order for 15 Vestas V112-3.45 MW wind turbines - FinnmarkKraft.no / Vestas.com.
All turbines will feature the upgraded 3 MW platform, optimising the annual energy production and lowering the levelised cost of energy. The Vestas turbines have been ordered for the Hamnefjell Wind Farm, which will be located in the north eastern part of Norway a region known for its high-wind conditions.
The contract comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, ensuring maximum efficiency.
Lise Mette Heggheim, CEO from Hamnefjell Vindkraft, says that “Together with our partners and Vestas, we will build what will be one of the northernmost wind projects in Europe on a location offering outstanding wind resources. This project will strengthen our ambition to be in the forefront of renewable energy development in our region, and will simultaneously increase the local security of energy supply”.
“We are delighted to be chosen as both the turbine and service provider for the Hamnefjell Wind Farm, and to work together with Finnmark Kraft and Ardian. This project is significant as it showcases Norway’s wind energy potential as well as the 3 MW platform’s fit for the Norwegian market. And the 15-year service agreement echoes the momentum we are experiencing within our service business”, says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President, Vestas Northern Europe.
Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017.
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 56,800 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 78 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 75 countries, providing jobs for around 20,500 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and close to 74 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.