Vestas signs turbine supply contract in Poland


Vestas has received a 48 MW turbine supply contract from Polish renewable energy firm Polenergia for the Mycielin wind power project.

According to the agreement, Vestas will supply, install and commission 24 V110-2.0MW turbines for the plant located in western parts of the country.

Delivery of the consignment will be completed later this year.The wind farm is expected to start operations by the fourth quarter of this year.

In addition, Polenergia has signed a five-year service agreement (AOM 5000) for the facility that includes the provision for VestasOnline Business SCADA solutions.

Last month, Vestas won another turbine supply deal for a 36 MW wind project in the Lodzkie region of Poland.

According to the deal, Vestas will be responsible for delivery, installation and commissioning of 12 of its V112 3 MW turbines.

In addition, the contract also includes the choice for an additional 13th turbine on 119m tower and a Vestas Online Business SCADA solution with a 15-year service agreement (AOM 5000).

This will be the first 140m towers to be installed in Poland.

Vestas has so far supplied around 570 wind turbines for various wind projects operating in Poland, with a combined generation capacity of 1,200MW.

Poland has installed around 30 percent of wind turbines supplied by Vestas.

Last year, Poland approved an amendment for new long-term subsidies for renewable energy, aiming to cut cost of installation.

Wind farm capacity rose 13 percent to 3,834 MW through 2014 in Poland.

These wind plants raised Poland’s renewable energy installed capacity to 6,029 MW in 2014 from 5,511 MW, data from energy market watchdog URE.

To meet EU emissions rules, the country aims to have renewable sources account for at least 15 percent of its energy by 2020.

Vestas has delivered a total of 52,700 wind turbines to 73 various countries of the world, according to company officials.

Sabeena Wahid