Vestas has been awarded a 30 MW contract for the Lenalea wind farm in Ireland, which is being built by SSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy.
Vestas will supply and build seven V117-4.2 MW turbines in 4.3 MW operating mode for the County Donegal project. The turbines will be serviced under a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, which will make use of Vestas’ current service base in the area. The V117-4.3 MW turbines will have a hub height of 76.5m and will be delivered for the first time in the second quarter of 2023. The farm will be fully operating by late 2023.
Vestas’ recent performance from the Irish RESS1 auction held in2020, from which Vestas has received 180 MW in orders, is demonstrated by the Lenalea wind farm.
“Ireland today has the highest share of electricity demand in the world met by onshore wind and we are pleased to be part of the continued progress of the wind industry in Ireland with the development of the Lenalea Wind Farm project. Vestas is proud to be working with our long-term partners, SSE Renewables, and their joint venture partner, Coillte Renewable Energy. Lenalea is yet another example of Vestas’ strong technology fit for the Irish market and builds on our recent successes from Ireland’s RESS1 auction”.Gary Crowley, Sales Director, Ireland, at Vestas Northern & Central Europe
“We have an excellent track record of project delivery with Vestas so we are delighted to be working with them once again as we progress Lenalea Wind Farm into the construction phase. The delivery of Lenalea will play a key role in advancing our strategic objective at SSE Renewables to drive the transition to a zero-carbon future and will play an important part in the green recovery and meeting Ireland’s climate action goals. As we prepare to start construction, we look forward to working with our development partners Coillte Renewable Energy and the communities in County Donegal to realise the positive social and economic benefit that Lenalea Wind Farm will deliver, both during construction and throughout its operational lifetime.”Maria Ryan, Director of Development, Ireland, at SSE Renewables
“We are delighted to be involved in the co-development of Lenalea Wind Farm. Its success in securing capacity in the first RESS auction in 2020 was a major achievement and ensures both a guaranteed route to market for the green electricity that will be generated as well as providing a substantial community benefit fund to promote energy efficiency, climate action initiatives and a wide range of other community projects in the area.”Peter Lynch Managing Director, at Coillte Renewable Energy
SSE Renewables is leading the project’s development and will manage Lenalea Wind Farm for the duration of its operation. Once online, the Lenalea Wind Farm will produce enough renewable energy to fuel about 20,000 Irish homes and reduce over 31,000 tonnes of negative carbon emissions per year.