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Vestas Gets 34-MW Turbine Order from Norway

September 17, 2019

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The sustainable energy solutions provider Vestas Wind Systems A/S has received a 34 MW order for the Haramsfjellet wind project on the island of Haramsøya in western Norway.

The Danish manufacturer has developed a solution to fit the site’s wind conditions that includes eight V136-4.2 MW turbines and a long-term service contract to optimise energy production for the lifetime of the project in a high wind location.

"With a robust design for tough wind sites, the turbine is well-suited for the challenging climatic conditions that are commonly found on Norway’s western coastline," said a press release.

The order is placed by Finnish-based Taaleri Energia investing via their SolarWind II fund in the project that will have an annual production of about 112 GWh; enough electricity to supply around 7,000 Norwegian households.

“After 21 years of development of the Haram wind farm project we are delighted to finally build the project. Great cooperation with Taaleri, Vestas and other suppliers, consultants and local landowners has made this possible. We are strongly committed in the role as both construction and asset manager of the project.  We look forward to bring the project through construction and operation in order to assure a successful project”, says Olav Rommetveit,CEO of Zephyr.

“We are very satisfied with the second investment from the Taaleri SolarWind II fund. This investment in Norwegian wind is underpinned by the availability of commercial offtake contracts in one of the world’s most liquid power markets. Working together on this project with high quality partners such as Zephyr and Vestas demonstrates the value of our developer relationships and in-house technical expertise”, says Taaleri Energia’s Managing Director, Kai Rintala.

“With this order, Taaleri Energia, and our long-term development partner Zephyr, are showing full confidence in the efficiency of our 4 MW platform technology. By deploying our V136-4.2 MW turbine, which is well-suited to ensure optimized performance in this site’s rough wind conditions, the Haramsfjellet project achieves a very competitive levelised cost of energy”, states Christer Baden Hansen, Vice President, Vice President Sales North & West, Vestas Northern & Central Europe.  

Turbine delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2020.  

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