Vestas to supply turbines for Danish port’s 17-MW wind park

The V136-3.45 MW turbine. Source: Vestas Wind Systems (www.vestas.com).

March 29 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has scored a turbine supply job for the 17-MW wind project that will be constructed on the waterfront in the Port of Hirtshals, northwestern Denmark, the turbine maker said Thursday.

Local foundation Hirtshals Havnefond has placed the order for four units of V136-4.2 MW turbines with 82-metre towers, a model that will make a debut in Vestas’ home country. In addition to supplying and installing the machines, Vestas will service the project for 20 years under an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement.

Electricity supplier Energi Danmark A/S will purchase the output of the wind park under a short-term power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with Hirtshals Havnefond.

The project is Denmark’s first utility-scale wind park to be built without subsidies. Hirtshals Havnefond will own three turbines, while the fourth will be sold in shares to local citizens and institutions, Vestas said.

Both the delivery and the commissioning are expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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