Italy/Sweden/Latvia – Danish wind services provider, Vestas, has secured three new contracts in three countries, namely Italy, Sweden and Latvia.
Out of three contracts, two are firsts for Vestas. The EnVentus order is a first for the company in Italy. The first ever order in Latvia represents the entry into Latvian wind market for Vestas.
EnVentus order in Italy
Italy-based SIMIC Spa placed a 30 MW order for the Fiurme Santo wind park, to be located in Porto Torres in Sardinia, Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of five V162-6.0 MW wind turbines, as well as a 21-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
This is the first EnVentus order Vestas receives in Italy and, once the project is installed, it will feature the largest and most powerful wind turbines ever installed in the country. Turbine delivery for this project is planned for the fourth quarter of 2021, whilst commissioning is expected for the second quarter of 2022.
New order in Sweden
In Sweden Vestas has secured an 86 MW order from OX2 for the Karskruv project, due to be constructed in the municipality of Uppvidinge, Kronoberg County.
At the Karskruv project, Vestas will supply and install 20 V150-4.2 MW turbines in 4.3 MW operating mode, as well as provide a long-term 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Deliveries at Karskruv are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2023.
Entering into Latvian wind market
Vestas has received a 59 MW order at the Targale wind project, marking its entrance into the Latvian wind market. The order was placed by a special purpose company owned by Utilitas, the Estonian utility provider. The Targale project is located in Ventspils municipality in western Latvia, and will be powered by 14 V136-4.2 MW turbines at a hub height of 82 meters.
With only 65 MW of wind capacity currently installed in Latvia, this project is due to nearly double the total installed capacity in the country, as Latvia makes progress towards its target to procure 50% of energy from renewable energy sources by 2030. To support the country’s wind energy ambitions, Vestas has opened its first office in Latvia in April 2021.
Vestas will supply and install turbines, and will provide service for the project through a long-term 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Turbine delivery to the Targale project will begin in the second quarter of 2022, and commissioning will begin in the third quarter of the same year.
To seal Vestas’ entry into Latvia and to service new wind projects such as Targale, plans are also underway to establish a local Vestas service hub in Latvia in 2022, near Ventspils port.