Danish manufacturer and servicer of wind turbines Vestas has received orders for nine V126-3.3MW turbines for the Ylivieska Pajukoski project in Finland from the Reconcept GmbH.
Located in Ylivieska, the project will feature the V126-3.3MW turbines atop a hub height of 137m in order to maximise production even when the wind speed is low.
As per the terms of the contract, Vestas will supply nine of its V126-3.3MW machines and provide service for 12 years.
Vestas will deliver the turbines in the second quarter of 2015.
The commissioning of the turbines is also expected to be in the same quarter.
V126-3.3MW can generate up to 20% more power than the V112-3.0MW on a location with an average wind speed of 6.5m/s.
This order will feature the recently-launched large diameter steel towers (LDS), a patented concept of Vestas that comes with a special wider diameter lower section of the tower, which results in improved strength without any additional steel.
Ylivieska Pajukoski is the third project for Vestas announced this year that utilises the V126-3.3MW turbine and large diameter steel towers in Finland.
Reconcept managing director Karsten Reetz said: "We are proud to be the initiator of the Ylivieska Pajukoski wind farm project, and have benefitted immeasurably from our Finnish project partner TM Voima’s and Vestas’ comprehensive know-how.
"The Finnish state has created an investment-friendly system to support renewable energy, which makes investments such as this project attractive for Finnish as well as foreign investors. We’re already planning our next wind power project in Finland."
Vestas Northern Europe president Klaus Steen Mortensen said: "Vestas looks forward to working closely with Reconcept GmbH to build and service their first wind power project in Finland.
"Finland is an important market for Vestas and an increasingly attractive destination for foreign investors."