Vestas announces its first wind turbine orders of 2021

Turbine maker wins orders for a 75MW wind farm in Ireland and a 36MW extension project in Scotland

Vestas will supply ten of its V112 turbines to a 36MW extension project in Scotland

Vestas has announced its first orders of the year following a quiet January, securing orders for a combined 101MW in Scotland and Ireland.

The firm received an order for the 76MW Cloncreen project in Ireland from climate solutions company Bord na Móna.

Vestas will supply, install and commission 21 of its V136-3.45MW wind turbines in 3.6MW operating mode. It will also service them for 20 years.

The project in County Offaly in the Irish Midlands comes from Ireland's first green energy tender and will be the largest Vestas wind farm in the country to date.

John Reilly, head of Bord na Móna Renewable Energy said: “The project will make a significant contribution to the achievement of Ireland’s 70% renewable electricity target by 2030. It is one of the largest projects to clear in the recent RESS auction and we intend to see it as the first operational wind farm under the scheme."

The turbines are set for delivery in the first quarter of 2022 with commissioning planned for Q4 of the same year.

Meanwhile in Scotland, Vestas has won a 36MW order for the second phase of the {{Sandy Knowe II-ba87d888-9089-82e6-86c7-2e79c0dbe354}} project in Scotland from wind energy operator ERG.

The project in the Dumfries & Galloway area of south-west Scotland will feature ten V112-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6MW operating mode. The turbines are set for delivery in Q3 of 2022.

Vestas secured the order for the 50MW first phase of Sandy Knowe in November 2020.

Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe said Scotland has demonstrated an “impressive” transition to a renewable energy system.

He said: “It is a perfect match that COP26, the world`s most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris agreement, will take place here later this year.”