Vestas confirms third-quarter contract haul just-shy of 1TW


Danish wind turbine giant Vestas has confirmed third-quarter results boasting just shy of 1TW in orders from the US, Germany and Finland.

The company secured a three-contract haul in the US, with all three placed by unnamed clients, for as yet undisclosed sites. The first is 337MW order for V150-4.2MW and V136-3.7MW machines, backed by a contract to service the site until 2040 should operations begin in the third quarter of 2020 as planned.

A second US order was secured for V120-2.2MW turbines totalling 256MW, with that site also expected to begin operations late in 2020, backed by a ten-year service management agreement, and the third as-yet-anonymous order was secured for V110-2.0MW turbines with a combined capacity of 134MW. The combined US contracts total 861GW, excluding components purchased for the third site, which would have brought the total to 877MW.

The remaining orders were placed in Finland by Glennmont Partners, with Finnish developer Ilmatar Energy placing an order for 13 V150-4.2MW and 28 V150-5.6MW machines from Vestas’ EnVentus platform for installation at the 211MW Piiparinmaki wind farm.

The deal also includes anti-icing, 155-metre steel towers and a 30-year service contract.

In neighbouring Germany, Vestas secured an order from a public utility for 31MW for the WindAlbertshof farm in Brandenburg. The total order is comprised of eight V117-3.45MW machines and one V126-3.45MW turbine, under a full engineering, procurement and construction contract.

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The contract includes civil and electrical works, building and commissioning of a substation, grid connection, as well as a 23-year active output management agreement and service contract. Both delivery, and commissioning are planned for the fourth quarter of 2020.