Ilmatar Energy selects Vestas for Voimamylly and Rasakangas wind projects

Vestas Asia

Vestas has won orders from Ilmatar Energy for 74 MW for the Voimamylly and Rasakangas wind projects, set to be located in Southwest and Central Finland.

The wind deal comprises of six V150-4.2 MW turbines from Vestas’ 4 MW platform. The Voimamylly wind project will be optimized for 4.3 MW, with 135m towers, Vestas said in a statement on Monday.

Vestas has also signed a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The customised site layout will ensure optimised energy production throughout the lifetime of the project, Vestas said.

The Rasakangas wind project features eight V162-6.0 MW turbines from the EnVentus platform, in combination with 129m towers and a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

The tailored solution, leveraging the upgraded rating of the EnVentus platform, will ensure an industry-leading level of energy production combined with a high capacity factor at low to medium wind sites. The project configuration will also ensure that energy costs are minimised.

Vestas has installed roughly 400 wind turbines in Finland with a total capacity of almost 1.3 GW to date and approximately an additional 1 GW currently under construction.

“Our solid track record of growth supports the transition to a more sustainable future — and we are proud to continue this journey together with Vestas, our long-standing partner in wind turbines,” says Juha Sarsama, CEO of Ilmatar.

“Finland is a frontrunner when it comes to applying the latest wind technology and with these highly optimised site configurations, we will strengthen our customer’s business case through innovative technology solutions,” Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe, said.

The wind business contracts include supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.

Vestas said deliveries for both projects are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021 while commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2022.