Vestas has secured an order for the 75 MW Cloncreen project in Ireland from the Irish climate solutions company Bord na Mona.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 21 V136-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode in combination with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, maximizing power production while at the same time offering competitive levelised cost of energy.
This project is located in County Offaly in the Irish Midlands and it is derived from the latest RESS 1 auction round.
Cloncreen will be the largest Vestas wind park in Ireland to date.
“Following a competitive international tender process, we are pleased to award the turbine contract to Vestas. The development of Cloncreen Wind Farm involves an investment by Bord na Mona of over €100 million in low carbon electricity generation infrastructure in Co. Offaly,” John Reilly, head of Bord na Móna Renewable Energy, said.
The project will make a significant contribution to the achievement of Ireland’s 70 percent renewable electricity target by 2030. It is one of the largest projects to clear in the recent RESS auction. The supply installation and commissioning of the 21 V136-3.45 MW Vestas turbines will play a significant role in ensuring the delivery of this project.
“The Cloncreen project demonstrates the competitiveness of Vestas’s technology for the Irish market. We are part of Bord na Mona’s recent auction success,” said Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
The project will feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.
Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2022.