Vestas secures contract for Lakiakangas II wind park in Finland

16 November 2018 (Last Updated November 16th, 2018 12:35)

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won a contract from wind farm project developer CPC Germania for the Lakiakangas II wind park in Finland.

Vestas secures contract for Lakiakangas II wind park in Finland
The wind farm will also feature Vestas solution that will minimise turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.Credit: Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash.

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won a contract from wind farm project developer CPC Germania for the Lakiakangas II wind park in Finland.

Located in Isojoki in the Southern Ostrobothnia region, the 50MW Lakiakangas II wind park will be financed without any sort of state subsidies.

Vestas Northern and Central Europe president Nils de Baar said: “This project demonstrates Vestas’ ability to deploy our most advanced technology and leverage our experience to develop a solution that allows us to offer a subsidy-free investment for our customer.

“We are very pleased to further strengthen our partnership with CPC Germania, a key customer in our global footprint.”

Under the contract, Vestas will be responsible for the supply, installation and commissioning of 12 V150-4.2MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

"This project demonstrates Vestas’ ability to deploy our most advanced technology and leverage our experience to develop a solution that allows us to offer a subsidy-free investment for our customer."

The company intends to deliver the wind turbines, which have a 135m hub height, by the first half of 2019.

The wind farm will also feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution in order to minimise turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.

CPC Finland managing director Erik Trast said: “We are extremely satisfied to continue our partnership with Vestas in Finland.

“The chosen turbine type V150-4.2MW represents one of the latest and most efficient wind turbines in the current market today, hence allowing us to operate the wind farm in Isojoki completely market-based without any state subsidies.”

Additionally, CPC Germania has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with a third party.