TuuliWatti Oy has placed a firm and unconditional order for 27 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the Simo III project in the province of Lapland, Finland. With Simo III, Vestas has announced more than 500 MW of orders for the V126 in Finland alone.
With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 48/2015 of 30 September 2015, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the largest wind power plant in Finland to date. The order for the Simo III project comprises 27 x V126-3.45 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation, and a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. The delivery of turbines is expected to start in 2016, with commissioning in 2016 and 2017.
The V126-3.45 MW is specifically designed for low-wind sites and with more than 500 MW ordered in Finland alone, the V126 has already proven how well-suited it is for the challenging Nordic climate . The V126-3.45 MW’s high performance on low-wind sites is highlighted by its Annual Energy Production (AEP) that can be up to 20 percent higher compared to the V112-3.0 MW on sites with average wind speeds of 6.5 m/s.
“TuuliWatti Oy is pleased to be working with Vestas to deliver what is going to be the largest wind project in Finland. Vestas’ track record and performance in the Finnish market and the V126 turbine’s suitability for Finland were key factors in TuuliWatti Oy selecting Vestas. We were especially impressed by the AEP increases that accompany the V126-3.45 MW technology” says Mr Jari Suominen, Managing Director, TuuliWatti Oy.
“We are very pleased that TuuliWatti Oy has chosen one of our top performers on low-wind sites, the V126-3.45MW, for Finland’s soon to be largest wind power plant. With this project, we build on our strong collaboration with TuuliWatti Oy from previous record projects like the 73 MW Kalajoki wind farm, which was Finland’s very first large-scale wind power plant at the time of order”, says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President, Vestas Northern Europe.
Having received orders for more than 700 MW since 2011 in Finland, Vestas has established a strong presence in this increasingly important Nordic market in terms of installed capacity and service capabilities.
Source: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Date: Sep 30, 2015