Vestas Bags 1st Order for Enventus Platform in US, 336 MW Project in Texas

Vestas has received a 336 MW order for its Enventus Platform from the Taaleri SolarWind II fund and co-investors, for the Escalade wind project in Texas

Vestas Enventus Texas

Vestas has received a 336 MW order from the Taaleri SolarWind II fund and co-investors, AIP and Akuo Energy for the Escalade wind project in Texas, USA which will feature the first Enventus platform turbines in the USA. The project is the first North American wind project for Taaleri Energia and the Taaleri SolarWind II fund.

The order includes supply, installation, and commissioning of 45 V162-5.6 MW and 20 V150-4.2 MW turbines as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. Turbine delivery will begin the second quarter of 2021 with commissioning scheduled to begin the third quarter of 2021.

“We’re pleased to deploy the first Enventus turbines in the USA with Taaleri Energia on their first project in the USA”, said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “By pairing this technology with a 30-year service agreement, Taaleri Energia has ensured the Escalade wind project will deliver long-term low-cost wind energy thus maximising returns for their fund investors.”

This order is the firms’ largest EnVentus order to date and it takes the global order intake for the platform past 900 MW. Introduced in 2019, the Enventus platform is the next generation of Vestas technology, building on and leveraging proven technology from the 2 MW, 4 MW and 9 MW platforms to meet customisation needs more efficiently through advanced modularity.

As reported by us earlier, Taaleri SolarWind II fund has, together with AIP, Ilmarinen, and Akuo Energy acquired 93 percent of the equity in the Escalade wind farm in Texas. Taaleri Energia, the project developer, will retain a minority stake in the project. The project has been developed in-house by Taaleri Energia since 2018, following an acquisition from its development partners NorthRenew Energy and Chermac Energy.

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