Lagerwey Wind wins first mass turbine order

FINLAND: Dutch turbine manufacturer Lagerwey Wind has revealed it is installing turbines on two wind projects in Finland with a total capacity of 27.5MW.

The turbines are being installed on 135-metre modular steel towers

Lagerwey was chosen to supply 11 L100-2.5MW turbines for the projects in the centre of the country by developer and fellow Dutch company Yard Energy.

Lagerwey – the only Dutch manufacturer of utility-scale turbines  – is already installing the machines on 135-metre modular steel towers in order to capitalise on faster wind speeds at greater heights.

Previously the manufacturer has only won orders for one or two turbines, largely in Finland, making this its first major contract. The first turbines on the projects are due to start operating in mid-2015.

Netherland's state-owned bank ABN Amro is structuring the finances and providing capital for the projects, along with fellow investor Yard.

The two companies said that they intend to work together to install more than 60MW of wind projects in Finland by the end of 2016.