Vestas has received an order for 50 MW of its V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6-MW Power Optimized Mode. The order adds to the more than 900 MW of announced V136-3.45 MW orders in the U.S. since Vestas received its first order for the turbine in October 2017.
The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas’ four Colorado factories, which were upgraded in 2017 to include production lines for the V136-3.45 MW.
“This order once again emphasizes the 4-MW platform’s momentum in the traditionally 2-MW dominated U.S. market, and how Vestas’ ongoing introduction of the newest wind technology to this market and dedication to local manufacturing enable new wind projects and support local communities,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada.
With the vast majority of major wind turbine components domestically sourced, wind-turbine manufacturing is a significant driver of growth for American manufacturing. In 2017, Vestas spent more than 1.4 billion dollars across its U.S. based supply chain – with American-based companies – to support the production, transport, and operation of wind turbines.
“These turbines, and the wind project they power, will generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefits for the community, and support growth in a thriving American manufacturing supply chain,” added Brown.
The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, Vestas’ full-scope service package maximizing uptime and energy production.
The project and customer are undisclosed at the customer’s request.