Vestas Wins Multiple Orders for Wind Turbines

Wind turbine provider Vestas has been busy recently, having won orders for its wind turbines in the US, Germany, Japan, Finland, Belgium, Portugal and France.
Vestas Wins Multiple Orders for Wind Turbines
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Vestas has received two orders from the USA, totalling 219 MW. The orders are from an undisclosed customer, one of which consists of 26 V150-4.2 MW turbines while the other includes 22 V150-4.2 MW and three V136-4.2 MW turbines, with all turbines delivered in 4.3 MW operating mode. Both orders include supply, transport, and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.

Turbine delivery for these two projects begin in the second and third quarters of 2022 with commissioning scheduled for the third and fourth quarters of 2022.

Vestas and Iberdrola have finalised the turbine supply contract for the Baltic Eagle project being developed off the island of Rügen, in German waters of the Baltic Sea, in which Vestas will deliver V174-9.5 MW turbines to the 476 MW project, which will span an area of 40 square kilometres. The project is located in the Baltic Sea, 75 km off the German coast. Baltic Eagle is Vestas’ fourth offshore project in Germany, adding to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 and Deutsche Bucht projects which were delivered by the joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

Vestas will supply and install the V174-9.5 MW turbines, as well as service the turbines over a period of up to 10 years. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.

In Japan, Vestas has secured an order with Green Power Sumita Tono GK for the 113 MW Sumita Tono Wind Farm. The site is located in complex mountainous terrain in the Iwate prefecture, demonstrating how the company can deliver site-specific solutions in all conditions.

Vestas has developed a customised tower solution for the project to accommodate the site’s challenging transport, wind and seismic load conditions, and it will feature the tallest hub heights for any wind turbines above 4 MW rating in the country, unlocking new wind resources at higher and more consistent wind speeds. Developed by Green Power Investment Corporation (GPI), the order will include supply and supervision of installation of 27 Vestas V117-4.2 MW turbines of which 23 will be installed on 114-meter towers and the other four on 94-meter towers.

It will be the first collaboration between Vestas and GPI, which is the Japanese partner of US based Pattern Energy Group LP that since 2004 has been focused on developing, constructing, and operating renewable projects in Japan.

Vestas will also deliver a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the wind farm, providing an energy-based availability guarantee to ensure optimised performance and long-term business case certainty for the customer.

Delivery of the turbines will begin in the first quarter of 2022, with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.

In Finland, Vestas has secured a 192 MW order from an undisclosed investor for the Lappfjärd project, located 100 km south of Vaasa on the west coast of Finland. The project will feature 31 V162-6.2 MW turbines, the first time Vestas’ EnVentus platform features a 6.2 MW rated capacity per turbine.

With this project, Vestas upgrades the EnVentus platform’s V162-6.0 MW variant to 6.2 MW rating, delivering an Annual Energy Production (AEP) increase of up to 1.5 percent from the V162-6.0 MW. Leveraging the modular flexibility of the EnVentus platform, the upgrade is enabled by advancements in load assessment and minor hardware upgrades.

The uprated V162-6.2 MW turbine features in the Lappfjärd project thanks to the innovative approach to turbine technology taken by developers in Finland, where Vestas also first premiered its V162-5.6 MW and V162-6.0 MW turbines. Vestas’ EnVentus platform has to date secured nearly 1,400 MW in volume in Finland alone.

The Lappfjärd project is being undertaken by CPC Germania as the developer and construction manager. Vestas has also provided turbines for CPC Germania’s Lakia I, II and III projects, and builds on the close partnership with CPC Germania at the Lappfjärd project.

The V162-6.2 MW turbines will be serviced by Vestas through a long-term 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, providing power performance certainty and Vestas’ industry-leading service expertise throughout the lifetime of the project.

Vestas will deliver turbines in the second quarter of 2022, with installation scheduled to begin by the end of the same quarter. The project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2023.

Vestas has received a 35 MW order to supply turbines to two projects being developed for corporate heavy industry in Belgium, including providing renewable power for steel production. The two projects are being developed by Storm, a Belgian wind farm developer and owner-operator, and are both located in the industrial harbour of Ghent, Belgium.

Storm is developing the 31 MW ArcelorMittal Wind Farm, which will comprise of three V162-6.0 MW EnVentus turbines, two V150-4.2 MW turbines operating at 4.3 MW power mode, and one V150-4.2 MW turbine. The three EnVentus turbines are the first to be installed in Belgium, and will be the largest turbines installed onshore in Belgium. They will be built subsidy-free on the basis of a 20-year corporate PPA with ArcelorMittal.

The ArcelorMittal Wind Farm will be powering the ArcelorMittal steel manufacturing plant in Ghent, providing the electricity for steel production. The turbines will also be equipped with Vestas’ Anti-Icing System, enhancing performance by improving power production in cold climate conditions.

At a separate project, the 4.2 MW Honda Gent Wind Farm, which is also being developed by Storm, Vestas will deliver one V136-4.2 MW turbine. The power from this project will be used by Honda Motor Europe’s logistics centre in Ghent.

Vestas will supply, install, and commission turbines at both sites. At both sites, Vestas will provide service through long-term 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreements, providing power performance certainty and Vestas’ industry-leading service expertise throughout the lifetime of the projects.

Turbine deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, while commissioning of both projects is planned for the second quarter of 2022.

Vestas has received a 25 MW order to extend a wind park in the north of Portugal. The order has been placed by Finerge, one of the Portugal’s largest renewable energy producers.

The contract includes the supply and installation of six V150-4.2 MW wind turbines. Vestas will also provide service on the wind park for the next 20 years through an Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement.

With this project, Vestas adds to almost 900 MW capacity installed or under construction in Portugal.

Turbine delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2022, whilst commissioning is expected for the last quarter of 2022.

The name of the project is undisclosed per request by the customer.

Renewable energy producer Boralex and Vestas have entered a 15-years full scope service contract in France that includes 280 MW from Boralex’s portfolio of Vestas wind parks in France.

Through this contract, Boralex, a pioneer in renewable energies and the leading independent producer of onshore wind power in France, will be able to benefit from the experience and know-how of Vestas to optimise the performance of its Vestas facilities, which represent 30 percent of Boralex's assets in France.

In France, Vestas provides service to 6 GW of wind turbines. Vestas installed its first turbine in the country in 1991. Since then, the company has led the country’s wind industry with over 5.8 GW of wind capacity installed across more than 2,300 wind turbines. These numbers position the company as the main contributor to the expansion of wind energy in France, with a 30 percent cumulative market share.

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