Denmark-based wind energy major, Vestas has secured its largest order to date in Ukraine. Long-term customer Vindkraft has placed the order with Vestas for the 164 MW wind project Myrnenska, located in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 39 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project will feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.
“With this order, we continue to build on our valued cooperation with Vindkraft as well as on our position as a market leader in Ukraine”, said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “By deploying our V150-4.2 MW we ensure the lowest cost of energy, creating maximum value for our customer’s business case.”
Turbine delivery is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2019.
“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Vestas in Ukraine. We first partnered with Vestas in 2011 and for our new wind power plant Myrnenska, we once again choose Vestas because of their leadership in wind energy and our belief that they have the necessary technology, experience and reliability to develop a relatively young market like Ukraine. We are determined to develop a project portfolio of wind power plants in Kherson to contribute to the overall growth of renewable and green energy production in Ukraine”, said Carl Sturen, General Manager of Vindkraft.
In May, Vestas secured an order from Nordic clean energy company Fortum, for the 90 MW wind project Kalax in the province of Närpio in Western Finland, the first large-scale wind energy project the company is executing in its home country.
More recently, the Danish firm announced that it had developed a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solution for the 35 MW Wesley wind project located at the Eastern Cape. The order was placed by EDF Renewables and adds to Vestas’ more than 100 successfully executed EPC projects, totaling more than 4 GW capacity around the world.