Vestas Secures Additional 35 MW Auction Win in Poland

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has secured an additional 35 MW auction win in Poland for 16 x V110-2.0 MW turbines deployed in 2.2 MW power optimised mode with 120m towers in combination with a 25-years active output management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

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The company has won the auction for Elblag (Krasin) wind project located in northern Poland.

Onshore wind major said that this site-specific solution will lower the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) while at the same time maximise the power production of the project.

Commenting on the auction win, Michael Ebner, Managing Director of KGAL Investment Management, who is responsible for the infrastructure asset class, said that “this order emphasises our long-standing relationship with Vestas and will expand the Vestas turbine fleet in our managed portfolio to over 480 MW.”

“The long-term service agreement adds additional security and stability to the project’s expected revenue streams which are hedged by the auction award. With this project we are expanding in Poland and complement KGAL’s renewables portfolio in nine other European countries,” Ebner added.

Moreover, this project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, and lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.

“Helping our customers to win more than 900 MW during the first two auction rounds in Poland, this order from our valued customer KGAL Asset Management underlines our ability to support our customers’ success in auctions while creating maximum return for their investment in wind,” commented Nils de Baar, President, Vestas Northern and Central Europe.

Besides, the contract further includes supply, installation and commissioning of wind turbines, and a 25-year active output management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements.

Meanwhile, the deliveries are expected to start during Q3 of 2020, however, the commissioning is planned during Q4 of 2021.

Recently, the company has secured two new orders including 36 MW wind turbines order in Poland, and a service order for Senvion turbines in Australia. The company has announced that it has won its fourth order from the latest Polish auction round for a total order intake of more than 350 MW.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.