Vestas scoops last-minute 2019 turbine contracts in US, Mexico


Danish wind giant Vestas secured wind turbine orders totalling over 190MW in the US and Mexico during the final days of 2019, bringing reported US orders to over 760MW during the month of December alone.

Neither the names of customers, nor pricing has been disclosed for the new orders, although the full US-based project consists of a mix of V110-2.0 MW and V136-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in various operating modes.

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The contract in Mexico includes the supply and installation of 15 V120-2.0 MW wind turbines as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park over the next 20 years.

“This order exemplifies the reliability of Vestas’ portfolio and our ability to ensure optimsed performance for the lifetime of the project”, says Agustín Sánchez-Tembleque, General Manager of Vestas México.

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Turbine delivery is expected by the fourth quarter of 2020 whilst commissioning is planned by the second quarter of 2021.

Vestas pioneered the Mexican wind energy market in 1994, when it erected the country’s first commercial wind turbine. Since then, Vestas has accumulated over 2.3 GW of installed capacity or under construction in Mexico.