Vestas has bolstered its Swedish pipeline with a 67 MW order for the Gronhult project in southwest Sweden from The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG). Vestas will supply, install and commission 12 V162-5.6 MW turbines, part of Vestas’ EnVentus platform. A long term 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement will provide maximum security for the Gronhult project throughout its lifetime by optimising park performance and limiting downtime.
The Gronhult project was acquired by TRIG from Vattenfall in February 2021, and is ready-to-build. The project is located in the Gislaved region in southwest Sweden, and will provide clean, sustainable wind power for over 20,000 Swedish households.
Juan Furones, Vice President, Sales North & West, Vestas Northern & Central Europe, said of the order: “The V162-5.6 MW is an optimal turbine for the Grönhult project’s wind speeds and site specifications, and we’re delighted to be partnering with The Renewables Infrastructure Group for the delivery and construction of our first project together in Sweden. The EnVentus platform continues to increase its footprint into the marketand we’re pleased TRIG has entrusted Vestas with this ready-to-build project.”
Richard Crawford, Director, Infrastructure at InfraRed Capital Partners, TRIG’s investment manager added: “We are pleased to expand our presence in Sweden with high quality partners. The Nordic region represents a key market for the company with a strong pipeline and favourable economics for onshore wind.”
Vestas has currently installed over 5 GW capacity of wind turbines in Sweden.
First turbines will be delivered to the project in the second quarter of 2022, with the project expected to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2022.