Danish wind energy manufacturer Vestas has had an impressive August so far, taking in 670 MW worth of orders in the first eleven days of the month, while also being labelled the world’s leading global wind turbine vendor.
Navigant Research published its latest Leaderboard Report for global wind turbine vendors earlier this month, placing Vestas heads and tails above the rest. Vestas handily beat out competitors GE Energy, Siemens, and Gamesa in terms of strategy and execution.
As if to solidify its position atop the pile, Vestas has spent the first eleven days of August announcing four separate wind turbine orders amounting to 670 MW.
Vestas has followed that up with two new orders announced in just the last couple of days.
On Wednesday, Vestas announced an order for 278 MW worth of wind turbines to go to E.ON for an undisclosed project. Vestas will provide 139 V110-2.0 MW turbines, as well as a multi-year service agreement. Nacelles, blades, and towers will all be produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories, and delivery is expected for the second quarter of 2017, with the project itself expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
“We’re honored to build on our successful relationship with E.ON and further deploy the versatile V110-2.0 MW turbine to their project,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “E.ON is a dedicated renewable energy leader both globally and in North America, and we look forward to help them deliver low-cost, clean electricity.”
This was followed up a day later by a 112 MW order placed by European renewable energy deveoper OX2 for the Raskiftet wind park set to be developed in the Norwegian municipalities of Åmot and Trysil. Vestas will provide 31 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines, optimized to 3.6 MW, and with Vestas’ de-icing system, which use air heaters to capture, heat, and propel air within the turbine blades.
“Raskiftet is OX2’s largest wind power project to date, and our first wind farm in Norway,” said Paul Stormoen, Managing Director of OX2 Wind. “We have worked successfully with Vestas for many years and are looking forward to building another high-quality wind farm together.”
“We are very pleased that OX2 has chosen to work with us on their first Norwegian project, and that they have chosen Vestas’ upgraded 3 MW platform accompanied by our de-icing and collision avoidance systems for the project,” added Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “Our advanced de-icing technology is a critical element in regaining full power-curve capacity in cold climate conditions, while OCAS opens up new commercial opportunities for sites with regulatory lighting restrictions”.
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