Vestas to equip Fortum’s 90-MW wind farm in Finland

Wind turbine in Finland. Author: pikkuanna.

May 21 (Renewables Now) - Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM) has placed a turbine order with Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) for the 90-MW Kalax wind project in Western Finland’s province of Narpio.

The Danish wind turbine maker said Tuesday it will supply, install and commission 21 V150-4.2 MW machines in 4.3 MW power-optimised mode. The solution features a hub height of 155 metres customised to meet the site's specific needs. The contract also includes a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement.

Vestas expects to begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2020. Commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2021 at the latest.

The Kalax project was one of seven winning schemes that secured premium tariffs in Finland’s technology-neutral renewable energy tender this March. It is Fortum’s first large-scale wind farm in Finland.

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