Vestas wins 36 MW order in Ireland

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IMPAX Asset Management has placed a firm and unconditional order for 11 units of Vestas’ V112-3.3 MW wind turbine, demonstrating the strength of Vestas’ 3 MW platform in Ireland.

Reinforcing Vestas’ competitiveness in Ireland, the 3 MW platform is particularly well-suited for the Irish market, as it meets the country’s demanding grid connection requirements. The 36 MW order for the Glanaruddery wind farm in County Kerry includes delivery, installation, and commissioning as well as a 12-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement.

“We are pleased to see the continued market confidence in our V112-3.3 MW turbine in Ireland. This order emphasises the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio and our ability to create the best possible solutions for our customers every time”, says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President, Vestas Northern Europe.

Victor Juttmann, Director, Impax Asset Management says that “This is our fifth project in partnership with Vestas, and we are happy to build on our strong relationship with them. The V112-3.3 MW turbine meets the stringent local requirements, and we believe that it is the most suitable turbine for the wind resources at this particular site”.

Ryan Cameron, Director, Impax Asset Management adds that “We think that the growth of the industry will be underpinned by the successful implementation of these next generation turbines. Therefore, this order is an important milestone clearly demonstrating our long-term commitment to the wind energy market in Ireland”.

Delivery and installation are expected in the third quarter of 2016 with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of 2016.