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Vestas received a 67-MW order from Red Rock Power Limited to build the Benbrack windfarm in Dumfries and Galloway, Southwest Scotland.
The order covers the supply, installation and commissioning 13 V136-4.5MW turbines as well as two V117-4.22 MW turbines operating in 4.3 MW mode. Vestas will also service these turbines as part of a long-term Active Output Management 5000 service agreement (AOM 5000).
Red Rock Power selected us to supply its onshore solutions for Benbrack’s wind farm. This highlights the importance onshore wind to the UK’s energy security strategy,” Juan Furones, Vice-President for Vestas Sales North & West said. “This project once again shows the utility of the newly upgraded V136-4.5MW wind turbine and the V117-4.25 MW wind turbine towards Scottish climatic conditions.”
Jamie Grant, Benbrack’s Project director, stated that they look forward to working together with Vestas on Benbrack. He also expressed satisfaction at having reached an agreement before the August start of early onsite work. Vestas’ dedication to innovation and continuous improvement efficiency was a key driver. This aligns with our long term goals to maximize asset value and generation once in operation.
Delivery and installation of wind turbines is expected to start in the early 2024. Commissioning will be completed by the middle or end of that year.
Vestas manufacture, service, install and maintain offshore and onshore wind turbines around the world. With more than 154GW of turbines in 87 countries, the company has installed more wind power worldwide than any other. Vestas is the industry leader in smart data and have more than 134 gigawatts of wind turbines in service. This allows us to use data to forecast, analyze, and exploit wind resources, and provide best-in-class solutions for wind power.