Vestas Receives a 38 MW Order From Utility Finnmark Kraft AS

After many years of operation at Havoygavlen, we look forward to developing a new wind farm, where we use an area that has already been used for wind power for 20 years. A good part of the infrastructure can be reused and prepared for 30 new years of green energy production.

December 24, 2019. By Hemant Arora

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Vestas has recently obtained a 38 MW order from the utility Finnmark Kraft AS for the repowering of Havoygavlen Wind Farm on the island of Havoy in Norway.

This landmark project has nine V117-4.2 MW Typhoon variant wind turbines, with customised design to cope with the site’s average wind speeds that exceeds 9.0 m/s. The project is located deep inside the Arctic Circle, with extreme climate conditions. The 30-year full scope service contract will increase energy production for the lifetime of the project.

The nine Vestas wind turbines will replace 15 Nordex N80-2.5 MW wind turbines and increase the wind farms annual wind energy production.

Egon Leonhardsen, CEO of Finnmark Kraft AS states, “After many years of operation at Havoygavlen, we look forward to developing a new wind farm, where we use an area that has already been used for wind power for 20 years. A good part of the infrastructure can be reused and prepared for 30 new years of green energy production. Vestas has previously shown that they control the Arctic conditions in Finnmark during installation and operation. We are therefore very pleased that we are building on the good relationship we have previously developed with Vestas on Hamnefjell, to also apply to the Havoygavlen wind turbines. We look forward to a long and good cooperation”.

According to Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe, “This order comes from our valued customer Finnmark Kraft AS, with whom we have a productive partnership in this challenging region. Together, we have developed the most suitable and versatile solution using our 4 MW platform. Designed for medium to high wind speeds, the V117-4.2 MW Typhoon variant is able to withstand extreme weather conditions, while at the same time delivering industry-leading reliability, serviceability and an exceptional energy capture.” 

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