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Vestas received a 39-MW order from Utilitas for the Saarde wind farm in Estonia.
The order covers the supply, installation and commissioning nine V150-4.2 MW turbines operating in 4.3 MW mode. Vestas will also service them under a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement.
Juan Furones (Vestas Sales North & West Vice President) said, “We are thrilled to have been chosen to supply our V150 turbines to the Saarde project, Estonia, Our nine turbines are the most efficient and modern turbines Estonia has ever seen. Utilitas also gave us a full-scope service agreement for a period of 30 years that will allow us to continue expanding our services in the region over the long-term.”
“No new wind turbines were installed in Estonia in the past eight years. This is because the technology of wind turbines has advanced rapidly and Vestas wind generators that we purchase are the most efficient and modern. Compared to ten year ago, wind turbines are now capable of producing substantially more energy.” Said Priit Koit (CEO of Utilitas Group). Utilitas aims to decrease the import of natural gas and achieve carbon neutrality within the next five years. Wind parks are an important part of this effort.
Delivery and installation of the Saarde wind farm are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2023. Commissioning is planned for 2023.
The project is located at Saarde in South-West Estonia, in Parnu County.
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