Company Secures UK Offshore Wind Project

Vestas Wind Systems A/S has, via its 100 percent owned subsidiary Vestas – Celtic Wind Technology Ltd. been selected to build another major offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom.

Ringkøbing, Denmark – March 5, 2003 [] Powergen Renewables Offshore Wind Ltd., a 100 percent owned subsidiary of Powergen Ltd, has awarded the turnkey contract. The 60 MW project is scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2004, and will be located approximately 3 km off the East Coast of England at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on a sandbank known as the Scroby Sands. The location is characterized by relatively shallow water. The contract comprises 30, Vestas V80-2.0 MW wind turbines, mono-pile foundations, offshore electrical infrastructure, the Vestas OnLine remote monitoring system and a 5-year contract for operation and maintenance of the power plant. Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm is the second of 18 similar projects currently planned in the waters around United Kingdom. “The UK market for wind turbines is gaining momentum, and the recently published White Paper from the government predicts a bright future for wind power in the UK,” said Tom K. Pedersen, managing director of Vestas – Celtic Wind Technology Ltd. “We are currently building the first major UK offshore wind project North Hoyle wind farm in the Irish Sea off Wales. The installation of the Scroby Sands wind farm will commence immediately after North Hoyle and underlines our competitive position in the offshore sector.” The contract has a value to Vestas of approximately €100 million (US$109 million) and the turbines will be supplied from Vestas’ wind turbine manufacturing facility on Kintyre, Scotland.
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