Vestas bags 437 MW of turbine orders in Americas

The V136-3.45 MW turbine. Source: Vestas Wind Systems (www.vestas.com).

October 1 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) this weekend announced orders for 437 MW of wind turbines for projects in the US, Canada and Argentina.


In what it says is the first order for the V150-4.2 MW turbines in the North American market, the Danish firm will deliver 252 MW of these to three projects in the US. The contract also envisages the supply and commissioning of 72 MW of the V136-3.45 turbines in 3.6-MW power optimised mode, as well as multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements for each project. Previously purchased components of the 4-MW platform are also part of the deal, Vestas noted.

Construction of the plants is expected to start in the third quarter of next year. Some of the projects will use a combination of the 4.2-MW and 3.6-MW turbines.

The names of the projects and customers were not disclosed.


Vestas has also received an order from Canada to supply and commission 60 MW of V136-3.45 turbines in several power modes, including 3.6-MW power optimised mode machines. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019 with the aim of switching on the wind park in the last quarter of next year.

The order includes a five-year AOM 5000 service agreement. Vestas did not disclose the name of the specific project and the name of its client upon their request.


Moving south, Vestas also announced an order for 53 MW of turbines for the third phase of the Llano wind park in Argentina’s southern province of Chubut. The contract came from local aluminium smelter Aluar Aluminio Argentino SAIC (BCBA:ALUA), which previously ordered Vestas turbines for the first two phases of the 164-MW Llano complex.

As part of the latest contract, Vestas will deliver 14 units of its V136-3.45 MW turbines in a power optimised mode of 3.8 MW. A 20-year AOM 5000 agreement is also part of the deal.

The Danish manufacturer plans to produce the machines at its new assembly facility that will be soon inaugurated in Campana, Buenos Aires province. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for the closing quarter of 2019.

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