Vestas secures order for Sandy Knowe wind project in Scotland from ERG

Vestas V155-3.3 MW wind turbine

Vestas has secured a 36 MW order for the second phase of the Sandy Knowe wind project in Scotland from ERG.

The wind power project will consist of ten V112-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode. In November 2020, Vestas was awarded the contract for the 50 MW first phase of the project from the same customer. The twin projects will be located in the area of Dumfries & Galloway Council in South-West Scotland.

With this deal, Vestas strengthens its presence in the UK onshore wind market, where the company has been active for more than 30 years and has installed more than 2,000 wind turbines with a total capacity of around 4.2 GW up to date.

By 2030, Scotland targets to cover 50 percent of the energy demand in the areas of electricity, heat and transport with renewable energies. Onshore wind delivers about 70 percent of Scotland’s renewable electricity, followed by hydro and offshore wind as the main sources of renewable energy.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project will feature VestasOnline Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.

Turbine deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022.