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Osen, Norway, 2016/08/12 - OX2 has placed an order for 31 V126-3.45 MW turbines with power optimised mode to 3.6 MW and Vestas’ de-icing system, reinforcing Vestas’ market-leading position in Norway - OX2.com / Vestas.com.
The firm and unconditional order is for the Raskiftet wind park in the municipalities of Åmot and Trysil. The order includes Vestas’ advanced de-icing system, using air heaters to capture, heat, and propel air within the turbine blades. With VestasOnline SCADA integration, the de-icing system continuously monitors the turbines’ performance and engages when there is a net power production to be gained.
The order also includes the Vestas Obstacle Collision Avoidance System (OCAS), an intelligent radar-based system that activates the turbines’ aviation lights when an aircraft is operating in the immediate vicinity of the wind park. By activating the aviation lights only when needed, OCAS minimises visual impact while maintaining aviation safety.
“Raskiftet is OX2’s (ox2.com) largest wind power project to date, and our first wind farm in Norway. We have worked successfully with Vestas for many years and are looking forward to building another high-quality wind farm together”, says Paul Stormoen, Managing Director of OX2 Wind.
Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe, adds that “We are very pleased that OX2 has chosen to work with us on their first Norwegian project, and that they have chosen Vestas’ upgraded 3 MW platform accompanied by our de-icing and collision avoidance systems for the project. Our advanced de-icing technology is a critical element in regaining full power-curve capacity in cold climate conditions, while OCAS opens up new commercial opportunities for sites with regulatory lighting restrictions”.
The order includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management service agreement (AOM5000). Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2018.
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 57,300 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 82 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 21,500 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 50 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and close to 75 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.