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Vestas to supply wind turbines to VALORAM

06 May 2019, 18:15 ( 5 Months ago) | updated: 07 May 2019, 09:56 ( 5 Months ago)

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V126-3.3MW wind turbines in Vähäkyro, Finland.Photo source:Vestas.

Vestas has received a 71 MW order from VALOREM, a major player in the French wind energy market, for the Saunamaa and Suolakangas wind projects located in southern Finland.

The wind parks are VALOREM’s first in Finland, said a VALOREM press release.

To maximise power production and cater for local tip height requirements, the Saunamaa project will feature a customised Vestas solution, including eight V150-4.2 MW wind turbines with a 135m hub height specifically developed for the site. The Suolakangas project comprises nine V150-4.2 MW turbines, featuring Vestas’ standard towers with a hub height of 155m.

Located in Finland, the sites’ cold climate conditions are dealt with through Vestas’ Anti-Icing-SystemTM that efficiently manages ice formation on blades during operation to maximise energy production. Targeting icing only where and when it is needed minimises the system’s power consumption and maximises the effective climatic operating range.

“These two projects mark the beginning of a successful platform for VALOREM in the Nordics with a portfolio of more than 700 MW of assets under development with developer Megatuuli. We are happy to have found in our partnership with Vestas the right technology, especially through anti-icing, to get the most of the assets,” said VALOREM Founder and President Jean-Yves Grandidier.

The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines and a full-scope service agreement (AOM 5000) for 25 years. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2020.