Danish wind OEM Vestas has won an order from Stena Renewables for what will be the largest wind energy project in the more densely populated southern part of Sweden.

The manufacturer will supply 36 of its V150-4.2MW turbines in a 4.3MW power mode to the 155MW Åby-Alebo wind energy project in Mönsterås municipality, close to the city of Kalmar.

The size of the project is unusual for Southern Sweden, where a great part of the population of the Nordic country lives, while most large wind projects are located in the very thinly populated northern parts of Sweden.

“This order further strengthens our market-leading position in the Nordics and also emphasises our ability to deliver energy solutions that offer the lowest cost of energy to the Swedish energy consumers,” said Vestas Northern & Central Europe president Nils de Baar.

Vestas has already installed more than 4.2GW of wind turbines in the booming Swedish wind power market.

Turbine deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third and fourth quarter of 2021.

The order includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 30-year service agreement.