Vestas has won a new order for supplying 252 MW wind turbines and services for three wind energy projects in Russia to WEDF (Wind Energy Development Fund).
WEDF is a joint investment fund created on a parity basis by PJSC Fortum and JSC RUSNANO. The wind power projects, located in the Kalmykiya and the Rostov region, will comprise 60 V126-4.2 MW wind turbines.
Vestas said this is the fourth order from its framework agreement with RUSNANO and Fortum to supply wind energy solutions in Russia. The projects will increase Vestas’ footprint in the country to a total capacity of almost 600 MW.
“By delivering efficient wind energy solutions and leveraging our local manufacturing and supply-chain expertise, we are able to create maximum value for our customer’s business case in Russia,” said Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement.
The world’s largest wind energy company said the project will feature VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.
Vestas said it will start the delivery of wind turbine in the third quarter of 2020, while energy production is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2020.