Vestas has announced four new orders worth a combined 233 MW in wind turbine deliveries in China, US, Poland, and Vietnam.
Global wind turbine major Vestas has announced four new orders worth a combined 233 MW in wind turbine deliveries in China, the US, Poland, and Vietnam. The first order is the group’s fourth intertidal wind project and the first 20-year service contract in Vietnam. Maintaining its successful momentum with 200 MW order intake in the country last year, the company has now secured its fourth intertidal project in the country with a 29 MW order with Sigma Engineering Joint Stock Company.
The contract includes the supply and supervision of the installation of seven V150-4.2 MW wind turbines that will be installed in shallow waters close to shore to optimise energy production and exploit the full potential of the Mekong Delta region’s good wind conditions. Each turbine will be equipped with a full-scale converter, enhancing the wind park’s compliance with grid requirements.
The order will include a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement, designed to maximise uptime and optimise energy production for the lifetime of the project. It is the longest service contract for Vestas or any other wind turbine manufacturer in Vietnam.
“Vestas is proud to be partnering with local project owners like Sigma Engineering Joint Stock Company who is eager to expand its renewable footprint in Vietnam”, said William Gaillard, Sales Vice-President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing energy consumption rates in the world and we are excited to work closely with our customers to unlock the wind potential of the country.”
Turbine delivery is scheduled in the first quarter of 2021 and installation is expected to commence from the second quarter of 2021.
The second-order has been received for a project in China that includes the supply of V120-2.2 MW wind turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 4000(AOM 4000) service agreement. The order brings the firms’ total order intake in China up to more than 600 MW within a period of three months. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2020.
The third order has been received in the US for a 74 MW project, including previously purchased PTC components, the full project consists of 45 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance.
The final order has been secured by the firm for three projects in Poland worth a combined 68 MW. Awarded at the Polish wind-solar-energy auction, in December 2019, the projects attest to the increasing competitiveness of wind energy.
To secure these projects, located in northern and western Poland, Vestas has developed site-specific solutions that utilise the flexibility of the trusted 2 MW platform. These tailored solutions are set to maximise power production while catering for specific local site constraints. For the 29 MW Ustka project, Vestas will deploy 13 V100-2.0 MW turbines delivered in 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode and a 27-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement. The 24 MW Górzyca and 15 MW Parnowo projects will comprise 12 V100-2.0 MW and seven V110-2.0 MW turbines with the latter delivered in 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode, combined with Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service contracts for 30 years.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021.