Vestas has secured a 47-megawatt (MW) order for the Evishagaran wind project in Northern Ireland from ERG, one of the leading wind energy operators in the European market, Vestas announced in a statement on Monday.
According to the announcement, the order will feature 13 V112-3.45 MW turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode to maximize energy production and deliver competitive cost of energy.
"This order continues last year’s positive trend for Vestas in the U.K.’s post-subsidy market where it secured an order intake of more than 200 MW, confirming onshore wind energy’s increasing competitiveness in the U.K.," the statement read.
Turbine deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the second and third quarter of 2021.
Commenting on the order, Anna Schlasberg Wachtmeister, director of Sales U.K., Vestas Northern & Central Europe said the "Evishagaran wind project enables a highly competitive business case for our valued long-term business partner ERG and offers the lowest cost of energy to the energy consumer."
"Demonstrating our strong experience and track record in a merchant environment, this project marks another step forward for renewable energy in the U.K.,” she added.
By Gulsen Cagatay