Vestas' EnVentus turbines picked for 336-MW wind project in Texas
Vestas wind turbines. Author: Siebe Schootstra.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has secured an order to supply 336 MW of turbines from its EnVentus platform for the Escalade wind farm project in Texas.
The order is for 45 units of the V162-5.6 MW turbines and 20 units of the V150-4.2 MW machines, the Danish manufacturer said on Tuesday. It was placed by Finnish renewable energy developer Taaleri Energia Ltd’s Taaleri SolarWind II fund and co-investors, AIP and French renewable power producer Akuo Energy.
Under the deal, Vestas will supply, install and commission the equipment, the deliveries of which are seen to begin in the second quarter of 2021. The turbines are planned to become operational in the following quarter. Vestas will service the power plant under a 30-year contract.
The Escalade wind farm will be the first one in the USA to use the EnVentus turbines and is Vestas’ largest order for machines of this specific platform so far. With it, the Danish firm’s global order intake for the platform has surpassed 900 MW.
The EnVentus platform was launched at the start of 2019 with two variants that together cover low, medium and high wind conditions.
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