VG Energy and Norvento ink turbine supply and agency agreement

29 September 2014 (Last Updated September 29th, 2014 18:30)

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Norvento will supply seven nED100 100kW turbines to UK-based VG Energy for a number of Scottish wind projects under its portfolio that are under development, by the end of 2014 and in 2015.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Norvento will supply seven nED100 100kW turbines to UK-based VG Energy for a number of Scottish wind projects under its portfolio that are under development, by the end of 2014 and in 2015.

VG will showcase the turbines as a part of its product portfolio and will be the first Scottish nED100 agent for the medium-scale wind turbine manufacturer.

VG has also signed up as the first nED operations and maintenance (O&M) subcontractor for Norvento in the northern parts of the UK.

The energy firm will be in-charge of servicing and maintenance of the turbines post installation at the Scottish sites that are under construction.

Both the companies worked together for a twin turbine site in Castle Douglas earlier, which had been commissioned in August this year.

This project had been originally developed by VG and later sold to Norvento ahead of turbine installation.

"Based on current market conditions, Norvento's nED100 stood out as the clear frontrunner in terms of impacts and reliability."

Norvento business development director Ivo Arnús said: "nED100 is the product of an extensive five-year design and testing process - and this is what really sets Norvento apart from other manufacturers in the medium-scale wind sector.

"We've looked long and hard at the UK farm-scale wind market and our findings have fed directly into the design of our turbines.

"VG will not only roll out nED100 as a key part of its own development pipeline, but also promote, operate and maintain the turbine throughout Scotland. This agreement signals the start of a close partnership between the two firms."

VG Energy director Gordon Smith said: "As VG builds out a portfolio of turnkey sites and continues to promote farm-scale renewables across Scotland, it was important to make an informed decision when it came to choosing a turbine and manufacturer.

"Farm-scale wind developments are often held back by concerns about the reliability of turbines and noise and visual impacts.

"Based on current market conditions, Norvento's nED100 stood out as the clear frontrunner in terms of impacts and reliability. It's one of the quietest machines on the market and incorporates a range of remote sensors that will really augment our capacity for swift, efficient O&M support in the coming years."

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