Vestas, a Danish wind turbine manufacturer, has been awarded a contract to supply turbines for the Siikajoki wind project in North Ostrobothnia, Finland. For the Siikajoki project, which is situated about 50 km from Oulu, the company will supply, install, and commission 38 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines. The wind project’s total capacity will be 236 MW. In order to maximise power production, Vestas will also provide an Anti-Icing System that prevents ice from forming on wind turbine blades while they are in operation. Suomen Hyötytuuli, a Finnish wind power development and manufacturing company, gave the company the contract.
Vestas intends to start delivering and installing wind turbines in the second quarter of 2024, with the project scheduled to be completed in the second half of that year. Separately, 45 V150-4.5MW wind turbines from Vestas will be delivered to an unidentified US wind project. The deal comprises the supply, delivery, and commissioning of the turbines, which will have a total capacity of 203 MW.
In September 2022, Inch Cape Offshore selected Vestas as the preferred supplier of wind turbines for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm in Scotland. The 1.1 GW offshore plant, which is 15 km from the Angus Coast, would have 72 V236-15.0 MW turbines. The agreement also included a 15-year contract for operations and maintenance.