Vestas announced it has received a 38 MW order from the utility Finnmark Kraft AS for the repowering of Havoygavlen Wind Park on the island of Havoy in northern Norway.
This project, located inside the arctic circle, with extreme climate conditions, consists of nine V117-4.2 MW Typhoon variant turbines, with customised design to cope with the site’s average wind speeds that exceeds 9.0 m/s. The 30-year service contract will maximise energy production for the lifetime of the project.
The nine Vestas turbines will replace 15 Nordex N80-2.5 MW turbines and increase the wind parks annual energy production. Vestas will start the turbine delivery in the second and third quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2021.
“We look forward to developing a new wind farm, where we use an area that has already been used for wind power for 20 years. A good part of the infrastructure can be reused and prepared for 30 new years of green energy production,” said Egon Leonhardsen, CEO of Finnmark Kraft AS.
“Together, we have developed the most suitable and versatile solution using our 4 MW platform. Designed for medium to high wind speeds, the V117-4.2 MW Typhoon variant is able to withstand extreme weather conditions,” said Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the nine turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project will feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.