Vestas Secures two Wind Orders in Japan and Germany

Vestas has secured turbine orders for two wind projects in high-wind sites in Japan, and a repowering order in Germany for its Enventus Platform.

Vestas Wind Japan Germany

Vestas has announced that it has secured turbine orders for two wind projects in high-wind sites in Japan, and a repowering order in Germany for its Enventus Platform.

In Japan, the turbine manufacturer has announced that in partnership with Tokyu Land Corporation and Japan Wind Development, Vestas has secured a 76 MW order for Chitose Wind Farm and Noheji Mutsuwan Wind Farm in the Aomori prefecture of Japan. Due to the typhoon and earthquake-prone environment of the region, an extended collaboration between all project partners was required when designing a turbine solution to maximise wind capture in the sites’ challenging wind and weather conditions.

The order includes the supply and supervision of four V117-3.45 MW and six V105-3.45 MW turbines that are all delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode at Chitose Wind Farm, as well as eleven V105-3.45 MW turbines in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode at Noheji Mutsuwan Wind Farm.

With a robust design for tough wind sites, the turbine variants are well-suited for the sites’ challenging climatic conditions and all turbines will feature customized 94-meter towers to accommodate seismic loads, high turbulence and extreme wind speeds.

Delivery of Vestas’ turbines will begin in the first quarter of 2021 with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

“Projects like Chitose and Noheji Mutsuwan wind farms demonstrate Vestas’ market experience, broad service solutions, and extensive supply chain to provide the best return of investment for the lifecycle of a wind farm,” said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “We are proud that customers all throughout our region can turn to Vestas’ broad range of industry-leading and cost-efficient energy solutions.”

Vestas will also provide multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements for both wind farms. With an energy-based availability guarantee, the agreement will ensure optimised performance and long-term business certainty.

In Germany, the firm has received a 28 MW repowering order from ecoJoule construct GmbH for the wind project Brest, located in Lower-Saxony in northern Germany, won in the tender for the Federal Network Agency. Five V150-5.6 MW turbines from the EnVentus platform, with concrete hybrid towers with a hub height of 166m, will replace the currently installed turbines to maximise the annual energy production.

“We are excited to partner with our long-term customer ecoJoule construct GmbH on the first wind energy project, combining the highly efficient V150-5.6 MW turbine variant of our EnVentus platform and the concrete hybrid tower, taking advantage of the favourable wind conditions at 166m hub height”, says Alex Robertson, Vice President Sales DACH, Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “The state-of-the-art wind energy solution provides a competitive levelised cost of energy to maximise the return of investment for our customer.”

The repowering doubles the project’s capacity so that it will generate enough electricity to power the entire Brest municipality and in addition about a quarter of the local households in the Stade district. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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