Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has today confirmed an order from Vitol Wind to repower the 240-MW Big Sky Wind facility in Illinois.
Vestas will supply and commission 104 V120-2.2 MW turbines and five V110-2.0 MW turbines in 2.2 MW operating mode at the wind farm. Its machines will replace the facility’s current 109 Suzlon S88-2.1 MW turbines. The order also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Delivery of the turbines will start in the fourth quarter of the current year, while commissioning is planned for the second quarter of 2022.
Vestas noted this is the first time it is partnering with energy and commodities company Vitol.
Vitol acquired Big Sky Wind from a fund managed by BlackRock in April this year as its first large US wind generating asset. Its head of renewables, Andrew de Pass, said in today’s announcement that the company has a growing global portfolio of renewable assets and will continue to seek new renewable opportunities.