Vestas has secured a 101 MW order in China for 46 V120-2.2 MW turbines that will all feature the country’s tallest towers with a hub height of 152 metres, taking the 2 MW platform to the highest hub heights ever in the company’s history.
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The projects also open up new wind resources by allowing access to higher and more consistent wind speeds, maximising the site’s energy output. The V120-2.2 MW turbine was launched for the Chinese market during China Wind Power 2017 as Vestas latest 2 MW platform addition, underlining how Vestas has been introducing its latest technologies and solutions to China since pioneering the market more than 20 years ago. In 2018, Vestas installed several wind parks with 2 MW platform turbines and hub height of 137 metres, which at the time was the hub height record for China’s wind industry.
“With this project, we continue to offer our best-in-class solutions and our industry leading project expertise from 100 GW of global installations for the Chinese market” said Thomas Keller, Senior Vice President and CFO/COO of Vestas China.
Anne Vedel, Vice President and CTO/CCO of Vestas China, added that, together with the 2 MW platform, the company’s high tower solution remains one of its core competitive offerings for China’s low wind market.
The order includes a 2-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement as well as VestasOnline Business SCADA solution. Delivery and commissioning are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019.