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Vestas secures wind turbine order in the Faroe Islands

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Vestas has secured an order for turbine supply at the 25 MW Torshavn onshore wind project, located just outside the capital of the Faroe Islands, from Vindrøkt Sp/f, a special purpose vehicle owned by Røkt and Effo.

Six V117-4.2 MW Vestas turbines will power the Torshavn project, which will more than double the total wind energy capacity of the Faroe Islands. The turbines will rise to a hub height of 91.5 m, and will have a high wind operation mode applied, due to mean wind speeds of over 9 m/s found at the site. Turbines are due to be delivered and commissioned by the end of 2021.

Vestas will also provide service for the project through a long-term 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, providing power performance certainty and Vestas’ industry-leading service expertise throughout the lifetime of the project.

“We’re pleased to be working with Røkt and Effo to deliver our V117 turbines to the Faroe Islands in 2021 for their Torshavn project,” said Juan Furones, Vice President, Sales North and West, Vestas Northern and Central Europe. “As the Faroe Islands advance toward the objective of having all Faroese electricity needs powered through renewable energy by 2030, projects like this are key markers of progress. Vestas is proud to be playing its part in the Faroese renewable energy conversion”.

Røkt and Effo, who were awarded the project capacity through the local state auction, are developing the Torshavn project. Vestas previously provided turbines to the Vindrøkt-owned Vestmanna project in the Faroe Islands, which includes three V47-660 kW turbines.



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