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Finland: Vestas receives 73 MW turbine order

wpd has placed an order with Vestas for the Tohkoja project in Kalajoki, Finland, set to be one of the largest wind power plants in the country.

The Tohkoja project order comprises 22 V117-3.3 MW turbines, equipped with the Vestas De-icing System.  The order includes delivery, installation, and a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Delivery of the turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.

wpd is one of Europe’s leading wind power developers with more than 270 projects in Germany alone. The Tohkoja wind power plant will be the developer’s third wind project in Finland.

“We have already cooperated well with Vestas on many projects, and we look forward to a successful implementation of the Tohkoja wind farm as well”, says Lars Müller, Head of Turbine Procurement, at wpd.

Klaus Steen Mortensen, President Vestas Northern Europe notes, “This project features the Vestas De-icing System, which ensures efficient operation even when ice build-up conditions exist.  After many years of close collaboration on wind energy projects in Germany, we are pleased to be working with wpd on what will become one of the largest wind parks in Finland”.


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