The Danish wind turbine giant,Vestas, announced this week that they had secured a firm and unconditional order for a total of 21 MW of turbines from from Vindkraft Ukraina LLC. These are destined for their wind power plants Beregovaya and Stavki in the Kherson region of the Ukraine Vindkraft. Vestas have already commissioned the 9 MW Novorossiske wind power plant last year.
Vindkraft Ukraina is a Ukrainian based wind power development and investment company who have identified a portfolio of 350 MW of viable wind power construction sites in the Kherson region of Ukraine. Vestas has installed over 48,000 wind turbines for a capacity of 55 GW in over 70 countries on five continentsand as of 31 December the company employed nearly 18,000 people globally, including China, Spain and the United States. The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg, Germany.
The contract for Vindkraft comprises supply, installation and commissioning of seven V112-3.0 MW wind turbines One is shown above) , along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Delivery is planned to start at the end of the third quarter of 2013 and commissioning is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2013. The wind power plants with a total capacity of 21 MW will contribute to Ukraine’s goal of increasing the country’s wind energy capacities. The wind power plants Beregovaya and Stavki will produce more than 70 GWh per year, enough green energy to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 15,000 Ukrainian households.
Vindkraft’s Managing Director, Carl Sturen, spoke about the deal:
“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Vestas in Ukraine. We are determined to develop a project portfolio of wind power plants in Kherson to contribute to the overall growth of renewable and green energy production in this country. We partnered with Vestas in 2011 to develop our projects Novorossiske 1 and Novorossiske 2, both equipped with V112-3.0 MW. For our new wind power plants Beregovaya and Stavki we once again choose Vestas because of their leadership in the wind energy business and our belief that they have the necessary technology, experience and reliability to develop a young market like Ukraine,”
The wind power plants with a total capacity of 21 MW will contribute to Ukraine’s target of increasing the country’s wind energy capacities. The wind power plants Beregovaya and Stavki will eventually produce more than 70 GWh per year, enough green energy to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 15,000 Ukrainian households. There is some catching up to do. In 2012 the Ukraine ranked 43rd in the world in terms of installed wind power capacity, behind Lithuania, Crotia and Estonia.