Vestas received a 71-megawatt (MW) order from French green energy operator Valorem for its first two wind farm projects in Finland, the company announced Friday.
According to Vestas' statement, the Danish company will supply eight V150-4.2 MW wind turbines with a 135-meter hub height specifically developed for the Saunamaa project in southern Finland, and another nine V150-4.2 MW turbines, featuring standard 155-meter towers for the Suolakangas wind project, also located in the south.
Vestas' Anti-Icing-SystemTM will manage ice formation on blades during operation to maximize energy production, the company said.
"Targeting icing only where and when it is needed minimizes the system’s power consumption and maximizes the effective climatic operating range," it added.
Jean-Yves Grandidier, founder and president of Valorem, said the construction of their first Finnish wind farms mark the beginning of a successful platform for Valorem in the Nordics with a portfolio of more than 700 MW of assets under development with developer Megatuuli.
"We are happy to have found in our partnership with Vestas the right technology, especially through anti-icing, to get the most of the assets," he added.
The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines and a full-scope service agreement for 25 years.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2020.
By Hale Turkes