The wind turbines for Enefit Green's Purtse Wind Farm will be supplied by Vestas
In the photo signing the contract (from the left): Jaana Kurgpõld (Vestas Northern AS), Sandrine Letrilliart (Vestas Northern AS), Innar Kaasik (Enefit Wind Purtse AS), Lauri Ulm (Enefit Wind Purtse AS)
The wind turbines for Purtse Wind Farm will be supplied by the Danish manufacturer Vestas. According to the agreement signed today, the erection of the wind turbines will begin early next year.
Today, on 21 February in Lüganuse Parish, representatives of Enefit Green’s subsidiary Enefit Wind Purtse and Vestas Northern Europe entered into a contract for the supply and maintenance of wind turbines.
According to Aavo Kärmas, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Enefit Wind Putse, the signing of the contract is an important step in moving forward with the construction of the farm. “Purtse Wind Farm will be the first large wind farm to be built in Estonia over many years, and it confirms that new renewable energy capacities can be built quickly.
The most powerful and modern wind turbines in Estonia will start generating electricity in Purtse, and a reliable partner in their installation ensures that the farm is completed on time and provides important environmentally friendly energy for Estonia throughout its life,” Kärmas said.
Marja-Liisa Veiser, Rural Municipality Mayor of Lüganuse, says that Ida-Virumaa has become a favourite place for wind farm developers and an area where the green revolution is becoming a reality. “We are located in a wind corridor where great wind conditions provide good productivity, which is why developers are very interested in the area. The production of wind energy is undoubtedly more environmentally friendly and cheaper than a fossil-based industry, and given the current rising electricity prices and the acute political situation, it is very important for Estonia to increase its self-sufficiency and energy independence.”
Five wind turbines will be erected in Purtse Wind Farm, each with a capacity of 4.2 megawatts. The farm's estimated annual output will be over 46 gigawatt-hours.
The volume of the contract is approximately EUR 20 million, making up the majority of the investment required for the construction of the wind farm.
Enefit Green acquired the development project for Purtse Wind Farm from Raunistal in March 2021 and made the final investment decision to start construction in January this year.
Key facts about Enefit Green
- Enefit Wind Purtse is a subsidiary to Enefit Green
- Enefit Green is a versatile renewable energy producer that aims to increase its production capacity 2.3-fold to 1,100 megawatts by 2025.
- Enefit Green has three wind farms with a total capacity of 190 megawatts under construction – two in Lithuania and one in Finland. The total volume of these investments is nearly 228 million euros.