Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received a number of new orders to supply turbines for projects in Spain, Ireland and Japan.
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In Spain, Vestas received a 50 MW order of twelve V150-4.2 MW turbines, two of which will be delivered in 4.0 MW power mode, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. Delivery is expected by the third quarter of 2021 whilst commissioning is planned by the fourth quarter of 2021.
Since 1991, when Vestas installed its first wind turbine in Spain, the company has accumulated over 4.8 GW of installed capacity in more than 130 wind farms in the country.
Vestas has secured a 30 MW order on the Lenalea Wind Farm in Ireland being developed by SSE, in which the company will supply and install seven V117-4.2 MW turbines in 4.3 MW operating mode at the project, which is located in County Donegal. The turbines will be serviced through a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, utilising Vestas’ existing service base in the region. The V117-4.3 MW turbines will rise to a hub height of 76.5 metres and will be first delivered from the second quarter of 2023. Full commissioning is expected in late 2023.
SSE Renewables is leading on construction of the project and will operate Lenalea Wind Farm throughout its lifetime. Once operational, the facility will generate enough electricity to power almost 20,000 Irish homes with green energy and offset over 31,000 tonnes of harmful carbon emissions annually.
In Japan, Vestas has received a 43 MW order for the Yokohama-machi Wind Power Plant in Aomori prefecture, owned by Japan Wind Development. The project will feature nine Vestas V117-3.45 MW and three Vestas V105-3.45 MW turbines with 94-metre towers. All turbines are delivered in 3.6 MW operating mode.
The order includes a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, providing an energy-based availability guarantee to ensure optimised performance and long-term business case certainty for the customer.
Delivery of Vestas’ turbines will begin in the first quarter of 2022, with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.