Vestas Wind Systems has landed a €1.1-billion order to deliver a gigawatt of wind turbines to a joint venture. It’s the company’s biggest contract to date, and will make Norway home to Europe’s largest-ever onshore wind procurement.
The units will produce 3.4 terawatt-hours of electricity (3.4 trillion watt-hours) per year.
“Vestas will supply 278 wind turbines in total,” CleanTechnica reports, “made up of 248 of the company’s V117-3.45 MW units and 30 of its V112-3.45 MW turbines, all of which will be optimized to 3.6 MW.” The turbines will be installed in six locations across the country.
Vestas will supply, install, and commission the turbines and provide 22 years of service and support. The first turbines are to be delivered in the second quarter of 2018, and the project will be fully commissioned in late 2020.
The joint venture, Fosen Vind, “has a project portfolio which includes the Harbaksfjellet, Roan, Storheia, and Kvenndalsfjellet wind farms, which are situated north of the Trondheim fjord and have a total capacity of 750 MW,” the UN Environment Programme reports. “The company’s portfolio also includes the Geitfjellet and Hitra 2 wind farms south of the Trondheim fjord, which have a total capacity of 250 MW.”