Vestas to supply subsidy-free Finnish project

FINLAND: Vestas will provide turbines for a 50MW subsidy-free project in the Southern Ostrobothnia region in the south-west of the country.

Vestas will provide 92 units of its V150-4.2MW model for projects in Finland and Australia

It will supply, install and commission 12 of its V150-4.2MW turbines with hub heights of 135 metres at CPC Germania’s Lakiakangas II project.

Turbine delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2019 and commissioning is planned for Septemebr that year.

The developer has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google that enables the wind farm to be financed without state subsidies.

Vestas will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services at Lakiakangas II for 20 years.

The 12-turbine project is one of several wind farms that will be built without state subsidy in Finland.

OX2 is developing a cluster of four wind farms with a combined capacity of 107.4MW that is being funded by furniture retailer Ikea.

Vestas is also providing turbines for Tuuliwaati's 21MW Viinamaäki project, which will, similarly, rely on market prices.


Vestas confirmed it would also supply, install and commission 80 units of the V150-4.2 model with 114-metre hub heights for Tilt Renewables’ 336MW Dundonnell wind farm in Victoria.

The developer was awarded capacity for output from 29 of the site’s 80 turbines in the state’s renewable energy tender in September.

Commercial operations at Dundonnell are scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2020.

Vestas will partially source the turbines’ towers from Victorian suppliers, it stated.

In October, the manufacturer announced plans to open a new renewable energy hub in Victoria, featuring a turbine manufacturing facility.