Scandinavian wind markets boost GE, Nordex and Siemens Gamesa in March

Turbine manufacturers announce agreements in Scandinavia during March totalling more than 680MW

Nordex announced a big order for its N163/5.X turbines in Finland last month (pic credit: U Mertens)
Nordex announced a big order for its N163/5.X turbines in Finland last month (pic credit: U Mertens)

Several turbine purchase agreements (TPAs) related to Swedish projects were reported in March, benefitting GE, Nordex and Siemens Gamesa in particular.

GE agreed to supply 24 Cypress turbines to the 145MW Klevberget Klevberget (145MW) OnshoreÅnge, Västernorrland County, Sweden, Europe Click to see full details project in Ånge. They will each provide 6.1MW. Installation will commence in Q2 2023, with the turbines scheduled to be fully commissioned and operational in the second half of 2023. GE will then provide service for 35 years.

Eolus announced that it had signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa, regarding 12 SG 6.6-170 turbines for the 74.4MW Skallberget-Utterberget Skallberget-Utterberget (74.4MW) OnshoreDalarna County, Sweden, Europe Click to see full details and four for the 24.8MW Tjärnäs Tjärnäs (24.8MW) OnshoreDalarna County, Sweden, Europe Click to see full details projects. Their commissioning is planned for Q4 2023.

And Vestas reported an order, for Octopus Renewables’ newly acquired 32MW Marhult Marhult (32MW) OnshoreUppvidinge, Kronoberg County, Sweden, Europe Click to see full details project in Uppvidinge, near Växjö. Developed by OX2, it will comprise seven V150-4.5 MW turbines.

The Finnish market has also been buoyant of late, with more than 400MW-worth of deals being reported last month.

Nordex agreed to supply 57 N163/5.X turbines to Valorem for the 165MW Kalistanneva Kalistanneva (165MW) OnshoreKurikka, Finland, Europe Click to see full details and 148.5MW Matkussaari Matkussaari (148.5MW) OnshoreKurikka, Finland, Europe Click to see full details. Set to comprise 30 and 27 turbines respectively, they form the larger Viiatti development.

The turbines will each provide 5.5MW, with delivery and installation scheduled for 2024. Nordex will then provide service for 35 years.

Finally, Vestas reported a 93MW order, for an undisclosed project in Finland that will comprise 15 V162-6.2 MW turbines. Delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023, with commissioning following by the fourth quarter.

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