Vestas Bags Order to Supply Turbines for 25 MW Wind Project in The Faroe Islands

Danish wind turbine maker, Vestas has secured an order for supply of turbines at 25 MW Torshavn onshore wind project, located just outside the capital of the Faroe Islands, from Vindrøkt Sp/f, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) owned by Røkt and Effo.

April 14, 2021. By Manu Tayal

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Danish wind turbine maker, Vestas has secured an order for supply of turbines at 25 MW Torshavn onshore wind project, located just outside the capital of the Faroe Islands, from Vindrøkt Sp/f, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) owned by Røkt and Effo.

Six V117-4.2 MW Vestas turbines will power the Torshavn project, which will more than double the total wind energy capacity of the Faroe Islands. The turbines will rise to a hub height of 91.5m, and will have a high wind operation mode applied, due to mean wind speeds of over 9 m/s found at the site. Turbines are due to be delivered and commissioned by the end of 2021.

The wind turbine major will also provide service for the project through a long-term 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, providing power performance certainty and Vestas’ industry-leading service expertise throughout the lifetime of the project.

Commenting on the order win, Juan Furones, Vice President, Sales North & West, Vestas Northern & Central Europe, said “we’re pleased to be working with Røkt and Effo to deliver our V117 turbines to the Faroe Islands in 2021 for their Torshavn project.”

“As the Faroe Islands advance toward the objective of having all Faroese electricity needs powered through renewable energy by 2030, projects like this are key markers of progress. Vestas is proud to be playing its part in the Faroese renewable energy conversion,” Juan Furones added.

Jóhan í Niðristovu, CEO, at Røkt, said, “Røkt was the first company to erect wind turbines on a commercial basis in the Faroe Islands. Back then, in 2003, we decided to work together with Vestas, so we are very pleased that we have reached an agreement with Vestas to continue that cooperation.”

“As an energy provider in the Faroe Islands for the last 100 years, we work hard to continually develop and implement new sustainable energy solutions to our customers. Therefore, we are delighted that this project with Vestas was secured. This is a project which will take the sustainable production of electricity in the Faroes from 40 to 67 percent,” said Janus Thomsen, CEO at Effo.

Røkt and Effo, who were awarded the project capacity through the local state auction, are developing the Torshavn project. Vestas previously provided turbines to the Vindrøkt-owned Vestmanna project in the Faroe Islands, which includes three V47-660 kW turbines.

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