Offshore, Project Development, Wind Power

Vestas to Supply First UK Offshore Wind Farm

Vestas – Celtic Wind Technology Ltd., a 100 percent owned subsidiary of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, has been selected to supply turbines for the first major UK offshore wind farm.

Ringkoebing, Denmark – August 13, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The turnkey contract has been awarded by National Wind Power Ltd. and has been won by a consortium between Mayflower Energy Ltd., a subsidiary of the British Mayflower Corporation Plc., and Vestas – Celtic Wind Technology Ltd. The 60 MW project is scheduled for installation during the summer of 2003, at a location approximately 7 km. off Rhyll, on the north coast of Wales, where mean water depths is 12 meters with a tidal variation of 8 meters. The project will comprise 30 units Vestas V80-2.0 MW wind turbines, foundations, electrical infrastructure, remote monitoring system and service for 5 years. The North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm is the first of 18 similar projects currently planned in the waters around United Kingdom. “We are extremely pleased to be chosen for the first major UK offshore project,” said Tom K. Pedersen, Managing Director of Vestas – Celtic Wind Technology Ltd. “The experience, which is currently being gained in the Horns Reef project off the west coast of Denmark, will be put to good use in this project under UK conditions. There is no doubt that our involvement, and that of our consortium partner, will be an advantage for the both of us in future projects.” Vestas – Celtic Wind Technology Ltd. has recently established a wind turbine manufacturing facility on Kintyre, Scotland.