Vestas receives multiple orders for projects in multiple countries

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has recently received orders from a number of companies in Chile, Denmark, Russia and Vietnam.
Vestas receives multiple orders for projects in multiple countries
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In Chile, global wind and solar development company, Mainstream Renewable Power has placed an order for the 109 MW Ckani wind park, to be located in the Antofagasta region. The contract includes the supply and installation of 26 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park over the next 20 years.

In 2001, Vestas pioneered wind energy in Chile with the 2 MW Alto Baguales wind park. With this new order, the company consolidates its 40 percent market share in the country.

The 109 MW Ckani project, that was awarded in the auction held in 2016, adds to the more than 1.5 GW of Vestas’ turbines already installed or under construction in the country. The Ckani wind park is expected to reach commercial operation in 2021.

In Denmark, Vestas has secured a 54 MW order for the GreenLab Skive project from Eurowind Energy A/S, a leading developer and operator of sustainable energy projects. The GreenLab project, located in Mid Jutland, is a sustainable energy park and research facility that generates renewable energy from multiple sources such as wind, solar and biogas.

To maximise the project’s power production, Vestas has developed a site-specific wind energy solution that features one V126-3.45 MW turbine delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode and 12 V136-4.2 MW turbines, combined with towers on different hub heights and a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

The order underlines the strong partnership between Vestas and Eurowind Energy A/S as well as Vestas’ leading position in the Danish wind energy market, where the company today has installed more than 3.7 GW of wind turbines.

Deliveries and commissioning are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022.

In Russia, Vestas has been awarded a 252 MW order for five wind energy projects from WEDF (Wind Energy Development Fund), a joint investment fund created on a parity basis by PJSC Fortum and JSC RUSNANO. With this sixth order from its framework agreement with RUSNANO and Fortum to supply wind energy solutions in Russia, Vestas increases its footprint in the country to a total capacity of more than 1 GW, underlining the company’s leading position in the growing Russian renewable sector.

Located in the Volgograd and Astrakhan region, the projects will consist of V126-4.2 MW wind turbines combined with 87m towers and long-term Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service contracts, maximising power production while at the same time offering competitive levelised cost of energy.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the third of 2021 and commissioning start is planned for the fourth quarter of 2021.

In Egypt, the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) has placed a 252 MW order with Vestas for the Gulf of Suez 1 wind project in Gulf of Suez, Egypt.

Vestas has developed a solution that comprises the supply and installation of 70 V105-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode and a three-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement, capable of maximising the project’s annual energy production, while meeting the local tip-height restriction and the national grid code requirements. Leveraging Vestas’ experience from more than 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe, Vestas will also manage the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) side of the project, which includes related civil and electrical works and the substation for the connection to the national grid.

The project’s annual production is expected to reach 1027 GWh of clean energy and according to NREA save around 560,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. It will be jointly financed by the European Investment Bank, KfW, Agence Française de Développement and the European Commission.

Vestas was one of the first contributors to the development of Egypt’s wind energy infrastructure with the installation of 123 Vestas wind turbines in Hurghada and Zafarana in 2004. Vestas currently has more than 1.5 GW of installed or under construction capacity in the Middle East and North Africa region including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, Senegal, and Cape Verde. With a growing number of renewable energy projects planned or underway and with ambitious renewable energy targets in nearly all countries, the region is now seen to be a significant and promising player in the global energy transition.

The Gulf of Suez 1 wind project is planned to be fully operational in 2023.

In China, Vestas has secured an order for a project that includes the supply of 30 V155-3.3 MW wind turbines, as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project and customer names are undisclosed.

In Vietnam, Vestas has received a 53 MW order from Thuan Binh Wind Power Joint Stock Company (TBW), a local developer for two wind projects. Vestas will supply, transport, install and commission a total of 13 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in different power ratings to optimise the projects’ energy output.

The two projects – Phu Lac Phase 2 wind farm and Loi Hai 2 wind farm - are located in the Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan provinces along the South-Central Coast of Vietnam. This is the second time Vestas will be working with TBW who owns the 24 MW Phu Lac Phase 1 wind farm commissioned in 2015 with 12 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines.

The order also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for both projects, designed to maximise energy production for the sites. With a yield-based availability guarantee, Vestas will provide the customer with long-term business case certainty.

The projects are planned to achieve commissioning in the third quarter of 2021.

Vestas has also received an 22 MW order of 2 and 4 MW platform turbine components for an undisclosed customer in the US, qualifying for the 60 percent PTC value. These components will enable future wind energy projects that complete construction by the end of 2024.

The PTC terms set in the PATH act, passed by Congress in 2015, made the wind industry the first energy industry to agree to permanent tax reform and have resulted billions of dollars in wind energy investment in the US, including expansions in domestic manufacturing and supply chain, construction, transportation, tax revenue to local communities, and the addition of tens of thousands of jobs across the wind value chain.

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