Vestas Wins Wind Turbine Orders Worth 429 MW in North America

Vestas has received orders worth 429 MW for the supply of wind energy turbines for projects in development in North America.

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Global wind major Vestas has announced that it has received orders worth 429 MW for the supply of wind energy turbines for projects in development in North America.

The first is an order placed by Capital Power 151 MW order of V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode for the 97 MW Whitla Wind 2 and 54 MW Whitla Wind 3 projects in Alberta, Canada. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. Turbine delivery and commissioning are scheduled for 2021.

“We’re pleased to again partner with Capital Power in expanding their wind portfolio to deliver low-cost wind power that maximises profitability for their investors,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “The 4 MW technology is ideally suited for Alberta’s wind environment, and our unparalleled service operations solutions will keep Capital Power’s projects operating at full capacity to provide reliable and renewable energy for the long-term.”

Whitla Wind 2 and 3 expand on the 202 MW Whitla Wind 1 Project, installed in 2019 and featuring the same turbine type.  Whitla Wind 1 was selected as one of four projects by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in Alberta’s first renewable energy auction, a competition that attracted global participation.

Alberta plans to add up to 5,000 MW of renewable energy to the grid by 2030. Alberta is the third-largest wind market in Canada, which ranks 9th in the world for installed capacity. Wind has been the number one source of new electricity generation in Canada for more than a decade.

The second order was received in the United States for 278 MW of V150-4.2 MW turbines for a project. Including previously purchased 4 MW components, the project has a total nameplate capacity of 302 MW. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 10-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 for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Recently, we had reported that the firm had announced the signing of multiple agreements for the supply of wind energy turbines for projects in Australia, France, Italy, and the Netherlands with a combined capacity of 369 MW.

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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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