Vestas Receives 96 MW Order in Sweden

Source: 12/12/2011, Location: Europe

Vestas receives 96 MW order in Sweden from Stena Renewable AB. Installation of 32 x V112-3.0 MW turbines for the Lemnhult project in Vetlanda Municipality, Sweden, will begin in August 2012. Delivery and installation of the turbines for the Lemnhult project will begin in August 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in April 2013. The contract includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 15-year full scope Service and Maintenance agreement, AOM 5000, with production based availability warranty.

“We are happy to announce another major onshore order in Sweden for Vestas’ V112-3.0 MW turbine. Stena Renewable is a very important partner for us in the Scandinavian region and we are very pleased they have selected us as supplier for this project in Lemnhult. The order is a significant stepping stone in the continuing expansion of renewable energy in Sweden,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe.

"We are very content to be working together with Stena Renewable in such an important and large Swedish project, and look forward to continued partnership and cooperation in the Scandinavian market," says Krister Poole Jonsson, Vice President Sales of Vestas Northern Europe.

The V112-3.0 MW turbine is designed for low and medium wind speeds and was released for sale in August 2010. The Lemnhult power plant will become one of Sweden’s largest projects and is another breakthrough for the V112 turbine in the Scandinavian market. The Lemnhult plant is estimated to deliver a yearly production of approx 270 GWh of renewable energy.

“The Stena Lemnhult wind farm, located in the most southern of Sweden’s new price areas , is our largest investment so far,” says Goran Danielsson, Managing Director of Stena Renewable. "With almost 270 GWh of yearly production, corresponding to 70 per cent of total power demand in Vetlanda, the plant makes Vetlanda a leading renewable energy supplier among Sweden’s municipalities. The project also manifests our continued strong partnership with Vestas.”

In 2006 Vestas delivered the first turbines to Stena Renewable. The company’s head of purchasing and operations, Anders Rylin, states: “We have high expectations for the V112-3.0 MW turbine. Together with a 15-year full service agreement and production based availability, it creates a strong business case in this very important project to Stena Renewable“.

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