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Nordics and Baltics top onshore wind markets in May

Sweden, Finland and Latvia accounted for half of last month’s onshore TPAs, according to Windpower Intelligence

Last month’s largest onshore wind TPA was for 69 of Vestas’ Enventus turbines for a 404MW project in Finland
Last month’s largest onshore wind TPA was for 69 of Vestas’ Enventus turbines for a 404MW project in Finland

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Turbine sales to Swedish, Finnish and Latvian projects totalled nearly 1GW in May, representing half of all onshore turbine purchase agreements (TPAs) recorded globally last month, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.

Finland saw Europe’s largest individual onshore TPA last month, related to the 404MW Mutkalampi Mutkalampi (404MW) OnshoreNorthern Ostrobothnia, Finland, Europe Click to see full details project. It will comprise 69 Vestas EnVentus turbines, including 63 V162-6.0 MW and six V150-4.2 MW in 4.3MW mode. Mutkalampi is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Two other Finnish orders came in for the 45.6MW Lumivaara Lumivaara (45.6MW) OnshoreHyrynsalmi, Kainuu, Finland, Europe Click to see full details project, which will use eight Nordex N163.5.X turbines, and 88MW Puskakorpi Puskakorpi (88MW) OnshorePyhäjoki, Finland, Europe Click to see full details, which will comprise 16 of GE’s 5.5-158 Cypress turbines. Both TPAs include 30-year service agreements.

Siemens Gamesa agreed to supply 6.2MW turbines to the 234MW Ranasjö and Salsjö (Twin Peaks) Ranasjö and Salsjö (Twin Peaks) (234MW) OnshoreSollefteå, Västernorrland County, Sweden, Europe Click to see full details projects in Sweden. Ranasjö will feature 25 turbines and Salsjö, 14. They are due for completion in the first half of 2024, after which Siemens Gamesa will also provide service for 30 years.

Siemens Gamesa will also supply ten of its 5.X turbines to the 62MW Furuby Furuby (62MW) OnshoreKronoberg County, Sweden, Europe Click to see full details project, each with a flexible power rating of up to 6.2MW. It has also signed a 25-year service agreement, with commissioning scheduled for 2022.

Still in Sweden, Vestas agreed to supply 20 of its V150-4.2 turbines in 4.3MW mode, to the 86MW Karskruv Karskruv (86MW) OnshoreKronoberg County, Sweden, Europe Click to see full details project in Kronoberg County. Deliveries are due to begin in Q2 2023, with commissioning planned for the fourth quarter. 

Meanwhile, Vestas entered the Latvian market with an order for 14 V136-4.2 turbines. They are destined for the 59MW Targale Targale (59MW) OnshoreVentspils, Latvia, Europe Click to see full details project, which is being developed by Utilitas at a site in Ventspils. The order includes a 20-year service agreement and is due online next year.

Separately, Windpower Intelligence recorded two very large offshore turbine orders in May for Germany’s 476.25MW Baltic Eagle Baltic Eagle (476.25MW) Offshoreoff Rügen, Germany, Europe Click to see full details project, where Vestas will supply 50 of its V174-9.5 turbines, and the UK’s 1200MW Dogger Bank C Dogger Bank C (1200MW) Offshoreoff Yorkshire, UK, Europe Click to see full details, which will use 87 of GE’s Haliade-X 14MW model.

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