The latest batch of orders received by Vestas in late 2020 includes orders for projects in Colombia, Portugal, Italy, India, Spain and Brazil.
The Columbian contract includes the supply and installation of 90 V162-5.6 MW EnVentus wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. It will be the first project to feature turbines from the EnVentus platform in Latin America and it takes the global order intake for the platform past 2 GW.
With a swept area of over 20,000m², the V162-5.6 MW applies the largest rotor size in the Vestas portfolio to achieve industry-leading energy production paired with a high capacity factor.
It is the second order received by Vestas in Colombia in the last six months. With more than 12 GW installed or under construction in Latin America, Vestas plays a key role in supporting the continent’s transition towards a more sustainable energy mix.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are undisclosed as per customer request.
In Portugal, the Portuguese renewable energy producer Finerge has placed an 8 MW order for the extension of three wind farms across the country, taking Vestas’ order intake in Portugal for 2020 past 100 MW and adding to the more than 750 MW of already installed Vestas wind turbines in the country’s fast-growing wind market.
The order includes the supply and installation of two V120-2.2 MW wind turbines and one V136-3.6 MW wind turbine, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. Located in mountainous areas, the four wind projects will benefit from Vestas’ expertise in logistics and installations in even the most challenging conditions.
In Italy, Vestas has won a 51 MW order for an undisclosed project, including the supply and installation of eleven V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, ten of which will be delivered in 4.3 MW Optimised Power Mode, one V117-3.45 MW wind turbine, and a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Vestas has installed over 4.3 GW in the Italian market since 1991, accounting for a 40 percent market share.
In India, Vestas received a new order from one of its existing customers, MSPL Limited, for its 17 MW Hospet project in Karnataka, India. This will add to Vestas’s existing installed base in India of close to 4 GW.
The order includes supply and installation of seven V120-2.2 MW turbines and one V100-2.0 MW turbine.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021.
In Spain, Vestas has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for a 35 MW wind farm, including the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of sixteen V120-2.2 MW wind turbines.
Turbine delivery is expected by the second half of 2021 whilst commissioning is planned by the first half of 2022.
Since 1991, when Vestas installed its first wind turbine in Spain, the company has accumulated over 4.7 GW of installed capacity in more than 130 wind parks in the country.
The project and customer are undisclosed.
In Brazil, Vestas has secured a 95 MW order from European Energy, in partnership with Eólica Tecnologia, for the Ouro Branco and Quatro Ventos wind projects in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil.
The order comprises 21 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimized Mode with 120m towers together with a ten-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract, optimising the energy production for the lifetime of the project.
The order is the result of the A-6 new energy auction that took place in 2017, and the energy produced from both projects will be distributed through the regulated market, allowing consumers of the national grid access to clean wind energy.
Wind turbine delivery is planned for mid-2022 and commissioning is expected by the end of the same year.
With this deal, Vestas further strengthens its presence in Brazil, where we have a total order intake for the V150-4.2 MW variant of more than 4.4 GW, underlining the turbine variant’s excellent fit with the country’s wind conditions.