Vestas Secures Order from Vattenfall for Velinga Wind Project in Sweden

Vestas V155-3.3 MW wind turbine

Vestas, a renowned name in the wind energy sector, has clinched a significant deal with Vattenfall Vindkraft AB, a subsidiary of the Vattenfall AB group. The agreement entails the delivery and commissioning of twelve V150-6.0 MW wind turbines, operating at 5.6 MW mode, for the ambitious Velinga wind project in Sweden.

Anna Schlasberg Wachtmeister, Vice President NCE Sales North and West at Vestas, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “Vestas have been working closely together with Vattenfall on this project from an early stage and we are happy to see the Velinga project now being built, delivering clean energy in the south of Sweden.”

The Velinga wind power project site is situated in the municipality of Tidaholm, within Vastra Gotaland County. Vestas plans to commence turbine delivery in the second quarter of 2025, with commissioning scheduled for completion in the latter half of the same year.

Upon completion, Vestas will oversee the long-term servicing of the turbines through an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, ensuring optimal performance and maximizing the assets’ efficiency.

Vattenfall Vindkraft said its earnings for the first nine months amounted to SEK 4.7 billion (SEK 17.0 billion). The lower result is largely explained by effects from impairment of offshore wind power in the UK during the second quarter.

Vattenfall Vindkraft has reported a loss of SEK 2.2 billion for the third quarter and the underlying operating profit decreased to SEK 0.9 billion. Electricity prices on Vattenfall’s markets fell by around 60% during the first nine months of the year compared to the corresponding period last year.

In September, Vattenfall Vindkraft inaugurated largest offshore wind farm to date, Hollandse Kust Zuid, which annually will generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of 1.5 million Dutch households.

In Germany, Vattenfall Vindkraft exercised an option to develop the Nordlicht II offshore wind project. Together with its sister project, Nordlicht I, its production will correspond to the consumption of 1.7 million German households.