Official "OK" for Vestas 200 MW farm

Fortum and Rusnano have taken the final investment decision for the next part of the Russian framework agreement which will be four times larger than the first.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

The next part of Vestas' Russian gigawatt-sized order has been green-lighted. The investment fund made up of Fortum and Rusnano has made a final investment decision to approve installation of a 200 MW farm in the Rostov region, announces Fortum.

With the decision the second stage of the 1,000 MW Finnish / Russian joint venture secured itself in last year's Russian offshore wind tender, four times larger than the first project. At the end of 2017, the installation of a 50 MW project was launched. While it is expected to begin operations at a point in time in the first half of next year, Fortum plans for the 200 MW project to begin production one year later.

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