Vestas Bags its Largest Order in Europe for Turbine Platform

Vestas has won its largest order yet in Europe for the EnVentus turbine platform from French company Neoen.

May 05, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won its largest order yet in Europe for the turbine platform from French company Neoen.

Under the contract, Vestas has to deliver its EnVentus platform, along with a full engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) turnkey solution to the 404 MW Mutkalampi project in western Finland.

Commenting on the order win, Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe, said “the applicability of Vestas’ EnVentus platform has been shown yet again with our involvement in the Mutkalampi project in Finland.”

This order took sales of the EnVentus platform to over 2.9 GW, with approximately 1.2 GW of those orders being installed in Finland.     

“The scale of the technology ambition shown by Finland and developers within the country is striking, with now over 1.2 GW of our industry-leading, modularised EnVentus platform sold in the country. We’re also very pleased to be partnering with Neoen to deliver full EPC solutions to Mutkalampi, at what will be the largest wind project in Finland,” Baar added.

Once commissioned, the project will be one of the largest onshore wind projects in the Nordic region.

According to the agreement, the company will supply six V150-4.2 MW turbines running in a 4.3 MW operating mode, as well as 63 V162-6.0 MW turbines from its EnVentus stable.

It will also provide service for the project through a long-term 25-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, providing power performance certainty and its service expertise throughout the lifetime of the project.

Furthermore, the majority of the Mutkalampi electricity output has been allocated to 5 10-year corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) i.e. a 125 MW agreement with Google from 2019 and 4 other agreements signed with a Dutch consortium - Heineken, Nobian, Philips and Signify in 2020, amounting to an additional 126 MW.

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