Vestas wins cold-climate contract

NORWAY: Vestas has won a 112MW order for V136-3.45MW turbines with a power optimised mode to 3.6MW to be installed at a wind farm in eastern Norway.

Norwegian project has specified Vestas' V136-3.45MW turbine with power optimisation and de-icing system

The Raskiftet project is being developed by a joint venture comprising German utility Stadtwerke München and Norwegian utilities Eidsiva Energy and Gudbrandsdal Energy.

Renewable energy company OX2 has been commissioned to build the turnkey project.

Raskiftet will use 39 Vestas V136-3.45MW turbines with a power optimised mode to 3.6MW.

The turbines will be equipped with Vestas’ de-icing system and an intelligent radar-based system that activates the turbine’s aviation lights when aircraft are operating in the wind farm’s vicinity.

The deal includes a five-year service agreement. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2018.

"We are very pleased that OX2 has chosen to work with us on their first Norwegian project, and that they have chosen Vestas’ upgraded 3MW platform accompanied by our de-icing and collision avoidance systems," said Klaus Steen Mortensen, president of Vestas Northern Europe.