Grönhult wind project : Vestas wins 67MW turbine contract from TRIG
Vestas has secured a turbine contract for a 67MW order for the Grönhult wind project in Sweden from The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG).
As per the contract, announced in March, 2021, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer will supply, install, and commission a dozen of its V162-5.6 MW turbines, part of Vestas’ EnVentus platform, for the wind farm to be built in southwest Sweden.
Vestas said that the first turbines of the Swedish wind farm will be delivered in Q2 2022 with commissioning expected to occur in the fourth quarter of the same year.
Additionally, the contract includes a long term 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Under this agreement, Vestas will be responsible for optimizing park performance and limiting downtime for the Grönhult wind project.
Juan Furones – Vice President, Sales North & West, Vestas Northern & Central Europe, said: “The V162-5.6 MW is an optimal turbine for the Grönhult project’s wind speeds and site specifications, and we’re delighted to be partnering with The Renewables Infrastructure Group for the delivery and construction of our first project together in Sweden.
“The EnVentus platform continues to increase its footprint into the market and we’re pleased TRIG has entrusted Vestas with this ready-to-build project.”
TRIG had acquired the Grönhult wind project in February 2021 from Vattenfall.
To be located in the Gislaved region, the ready-to-build wind farm is estimated to provide power for more than 20,000 Swedish households.
Richard Crawford – Director, Infrastructure at InfraRed Capital Partners, TRIG’s investment manager, said: “We are pleased to expand our presence in Sweden with high quality partners. The Nordic region represents a key market for the company with a strong pipeline and favourable economics for onshore wind.”
Vestas has installed more than 5GW of wind turbines in Sweden.