Long-time Vestas customer European Energy places 33 MW order for 10 V117-3.3 MW turbines, to be financed in collaboration with Sampension, Denmark’s fourth largest pension fund.
The Ulvemosen project in Varde, Denmark will feature the increasingly popular V117-3.3 MW turbine. European Energy’s choice of the V117-3.3 MW turbine further validates the Vestas strategy to optimise energy solutions based on well-proven technologies. Ulvemosen will be the third and largest project in Denmark to use the V117-3.3 MW model.
The Ulvemosen project includes a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract, which is a comprehensive service package including all necessary main components and material to maximise uptime and performance. Delivery and commissioning of the turbines is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Ulvemosen will be Sampension’s first direct investment in wind power plants, with the pension fund financing and owning the project, which European Energy will operate.
European Energy CEO Knud Erik Andersen says, “We value the strong partnership with Vestas, including its high product quality and reliability and the company’s track record for on-time installations. We look forward to getting the V117’s for Ulvemosen up and running later this year.”
“Vestas is extremely pleased that European Energy has again chosen to partner with us and to further build up wind energy in Denmark,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. "Denmark is an important and growing market for Vestas, and this project will help keep our production and construction teams busy.”