Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced four separate wind turbine orders so far this month, totaling 562 megawatts (MW), to be deployed in four countries across three continents.
It looks like Vestas is going to finish the year strong. In the first 12 days of the month, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer announced four separate order announcements, totaling 562 MW. The four orders are to supply six projects, located in France, Sweden, the United States, and Australia.
Vestas announced on December 1 that French energy group EDF Énergies Nouvelles had placed a firm and unconditional order for a total of 112 MW for three wind projects — the 72.6 MW Champagne Picardie project, the 19.8 MW La Carnoye wind park, and the 20 MW Bois de Belfays project.
Announced on December 7, Vestas revealed that it had received another firm and unconditional order for 23 of its V126-3.45 MW wind turbines, totaling 79 MW, for the Jenåsen wind power plant being developed as part of a larger wind power project in the Sundsvall municipality, Sweden.
“Jenåsen will be our biggest wind power project to date and is the result of our long-term relationship with Vestas and our trust in their technology,” said Per Witalisson, CEO of developer Eolus Vind AB. “Vestas V126-3.45 MW proved to be the optimal match for the site, providing just the right business case for the project and speaking to our ambition of developing wind farms at the lowest possible cost of energy.”
A day later, Vestas announced it had received an order from an unnamed customer and project for 101 MW, including its V126-3.45 MW and V117-3.45 MW turbines with Power Optimized Mode to 3.6 MW.
The largest order of the month came on Monday, with an order for the Sapphire Wind Farm being developed in New South Wales, Australia, placed by SWF Nominees. The order is for 270 MW, consisting of 75 of Vestas’ V126-3.45 MW turbines with Power Optimized Mode to 3.6 MW.
“The Sapphire Wind Farm is a big step forward for renewable energy in Australia and we thank CWP Renewables and Partners Group for choosing Vestas on this landmark project,” said Gerard Carew, Vestas Head of Sales & Business Development, Asia Pacific. “We look forward to delivering a safe and successful project and further strengthening our relationship in the years ahead.”