Vestas nabs turbine deal for 258-MW Dong wind farm

(SeeNews) - Aug 21, 2014 - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems (CPH:VWS) said today it had struck a conditional deal with state-owned firm Dong Energy to deliver turbines for the utility’s 258-MW Burbo Bank extension project in UK waters.

MHI Vestas Offshore, the recently formed joint venture between Vestas and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011), will supply 32 pieces of the V164-8.0 MW turbines for the plant off the coast of western England. The contract, which was agreed in February, is conditional on a final investment decision for the 256-MW project, Dong said in a separate press release.

More information will be provided as soon as the agreement turns into a firm and unconditional deal, Vestas said. It will mark the first commercial order for the 8-MW turbines.

MHI Vestas won a competitive tender for the supply of turbines for the Burbo Bank complex in Liverpool Bay, the construction of which will start in 2016. The extension will add as much as 258 MW of capacity to the existing 90-MW Burbo Bank wind farm and will provide power for over 230,000 local homes.

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