Vestas Wind Systems announced on Friday that it has been awarded a contract for 122 MW of wind turbines for a wind power project located in Sweden’s Ljusdal and Bollnäs municipalities, which takes the company’s total order intake in 2015 over 1 GW.
Alliance Capital Partners ordered 37 V117-3.3 MW wind turbines, the first of the kind to be used in the country. Alliance Capital Partners combined generation capacity now comes up to more than 1.2 GW, and is now one of the world’s leading financial investors in renewable energy.
However, it is Vestas Wind Systems which comes out the real winner with this latest order, bringing their order intake for 2015 up to 1,109 MW thanks to repeated and regular small wind turbine orders over the past several months.
So far, Vestas have announced 13 separate wind turbine orders from all across the world, ranging in size from a 30 MW order in the UK IN February, to a 298 MW order for the USA in January.
The first order announced for 2015 was a 36 MW order for a project in the region of Lodzkie, Poland, comprising of 12 V112-3.0 MW turbines.
“We are proud to be chosen to supply turbines for this project,” said Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe, at the time, a sentiment which would be repeated 12 more times over the opening months of 2015. “With market-leading technology, Vestas seeks to maximize value for our customer through low cost of energy, business case certainty, and being easy-to-work-with.”
The largest order of 2015 so far has been for the Kingfisher project in the US state of Oklahoma. Vestas will supply 149 V100-2.0 MW turbines, totaling 298 MW, as well as commissioning and a 10-year Active Output Management service agreement.
With the first quarter of 2015 nearly over, Vestas is only 79 MW behind the order intake figure for the first quarter of 2014 of 1,118, which helped the company total a total MW order intake for the year of 6,544 MW.