Vestas receives first 6MW turbine order

The commercial debut of Vestas' V162-6.0MW turbine will take place at a wind farm in western Finland

Vestas' V150-5.6MW prototype was successfully upgraded to 6MW after trials in Denmark
Vestas' V150-5.6MW prototype was successfully upgraded to 6MW after trials in Denmark

The turbine manufacturer Vestas has confirmed its very first order for its V162-6.0MW turbine for Finland

In October, Vestas announced it would offer its turbines from its eventus platform at a standard rating of 6MW after successful pilot trials in Denmark. 

The V162-6.0MW turbine has the largest rotor diameter of any onshore wind turbine in the company’s portfolio, a tip height of up to 250 metres and a rotor-swept area of more than 20,000m2.

Announced today, the Finnish developer Ilmatar Energy has placed an order with Vestas for eight V162-6.0MW turbines in combination with 129m towers for its 48MW Rasakangas Rasakangas (48MW) OnshoreKurikka, Finland, Europe Click to see full details project.

It has also ordered six V150-4.2 MW turbines from Vestas’ 4MW platform optimisedto run at 4.3MW with 135 metre towers as part of its {{Voimamylly-b29ad888-9943-0e9a-0968-bf4d7d08258f}} wind farm

Vestas will supply, install and commission the turbines, before servicing them for 30 years.

Deliveries for both projects are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021 while commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2022. 

In Finland, Vestas has installed roughly 400 wind turbines with a total capacity of almost 1.3GW, and has an additional 1GW currently under construction.

Nils de Baar, president of Vestas’ northern and central Europe unit said: “Finland is a frontrunner when it comes to applying the latest wind technology and with these highly optimised site configurations, we will strengthen our customer’s business case through innovative technology solutions. This milestone marks an important step forward in our journey to realise the potential of our modular platform architecture”.

Juha Sarsama, CEO of Ilmatar said the order pushed her organisation from a developer to an independent power producer. 

She said: “Our solid track record of growth supports the transition to a more sustainable future — and we are proud to continue this journey together with Vestas, our long-standing partner in wind turbines.” 

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