More importantly, the order, placed by Finnish developer TuuliWatti Oy, comprises the 73 MW Kalajoki project -- the first large-scale wind power plant in Finland. Delivery of the turbines will begin in the fourth quarter of 2014, with completion scheduled for Q3 2015.
The projects will utilise V126-3.3 MW turbines featuring Vestas’ Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST), which allows for taller hub heights and therefore greater annual energy production at low wind speeds. According to Vestas, the two V126-3.3 MW turbines can produce up to 20% more power compared to the V112-3.0 MW on a site with average wind speeds of 6.5 m/s. Both projects also include a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a five-year Active Management Output (AOM) 5000 service agreement with options for two additional extensions of five years.
Finland has become an attractive market for renewable energy investment and wind energy in particular, according to Klaus Steen Mortensen, president of Vestas Northern Europe.