Vestas adds two new variants to 4-MW offering

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September 28 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) today said it is introducing two new variants of its 4-MW platform -- the V150-4.5 MW and V136-4.5 MW.

Compared with the existing V136-4.2 MW and V150-4.2 MW, the new products provide for an increase of over 3% in annual output, the company added.

Vestas is launching the new turbine variants with a 207-MW order in the US. Under the contract with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, the manufacturer will supply and commission 46 units of the V150-4.5 MW turbine at the Ledyard Windpower project in Iowa. Delivery of the turbines will start in the second quarter of 2022, with commissioning scheduled to take place in the fourth quarter of the same year. The deal also includes a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

“We have seen strong demand for the V150-4.2 MW turbine, particularly in the US, and the new V150-4.5 MW variant will continue to cement Vestas leadership in this segment,” according to Vestas North America chief technology officer John Eggers.

Vestas’ 4-MW platform has so far achieved global order intake of more than 21 GW.

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a non-regulated commercial brand of Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), last week said the 207-MW wind farm it is building in Iowa will supply most of its output to telecoms giant Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ).

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