March 21 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has received 100 MW of orders to supply hardware for wind projects in Finland and Germany, the Danish wind turbine maker said on Friday.
The manufacturer’s Finnish contract was awarded by German independent asset manager Prime Capital AG and calls for it to supply, install and commission eight of its V162-6.2 MW machines. A 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement is also part of the deal.
The turbines will power the 50-MW Lappfjard Extension project in Kristinestad municipality, western Finland. The project will expand the 31-turbine Lappfjard wind farm, which was commissioned in the closing quarter of 2022 and is also equipped with the V162-6.2 MW EnVentus platform machines.
Vestas expects to deliver and install the additional eight turbines in the third quarter and bring them online in the last trimester of 2023.
In Germany, Vestas was contracted by Energiepark Bad Lauchstadt GmbH to equip its 50-MW Bad Lauchstadt TerraWatt project in Saxony-Anhalt. The order covers the supply, installation, and commissioning of eight V162-6.2 MW turbines and includes a 25-year AOM 5000 service agreement.
Once in operation, Bad Lauchstadt TerraWatt will feed power to supply an up to 30-MW electrolyser to produce green hydrogen. With turbines planned to be delivered and installed in the first quarter of 2024, the wind farm is scheduled to become operational in the following quarter.