Vestas Secures Agreement to Deliver Turbines for Expansive 1.2GW Offshore Wind Venture
Posted 11/08/2023 14:28
Vestas, the Danish pioneer in offshore wind turbine technology, announced a conditional agreement to provide wind turbines for the Baltic Power offshore wind power project in Poland. The project boasts a potential capacity of up to 1.2 GW, signifying a substantial leap towards sustainable energy generation.
While the specifics of the agreement remain pending and conditional, Vestas has affirmed its commitment to disclose relevant information in alignment with its disclosure policy. This strategic collaboration holds the potential to redefine the energy landscape and drive significant progress in renewable power generation.
It is noteworthy that Baltic Power, a joint venture project involving ORLEN and Northland Power Inc, had previously inked a firm contract with Danish offshore wind installation services firm Cadeler. This agreement, established in July, is dedicated to the installation of 76 Vestas 15MW offshore wind turbines in the Polish Baltic Sea. The utilization of Vestas' cutting-edge 15.0 MW V236 turbine model marks a pioneering stride towards optimizing wind energy potential.
The envisioned wind farm's location, situated in the Baltic Sea approximately 23 kilometers north of the Polish coast near Łeba, is poised to become a hub of sustainable energy production, encompassing an expansive area exceeding 130 square kilometers.
Demonstrating its unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence, Vestas proudly shared the remarkable achievement of its V236-15.0 MW prototype. This exceptional turbine model secured a world record for the highest power output by a single wind turbine within a 24-hour timeframe, reaching an astounding 363 megawatt-hours. The prototype's installation at the Østerild National test center for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark, in December 2022, marked the commencement of a rigorous test and verification regimen.
Jesper Uth, Senior Director Test & Validation at Vestas, emphasized the significance of this accomplishment, highlighting the turbine's robust performance and its potential to contribute significantly to sustainable energy endeavors. As testing and verification continue, this remarkable achievement underscores Vestas' steadfast dedication to delivering cutting-edge solutions that stand as a testament to their commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.