Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the U.S. for 136 MW of turbines including both the 2 and 4-MW platforms. The order marks the introduction of the V136-3.45 MW wind turbine in the United States, which is particularly well suited for the many mid- and low-wind sites across the country.
The project includes V136-3.45 MW turbines in Power Optimized Mode to 3.6 MW, as well as V110-2.0 MW turbines, which emphasizing the broad range of Vestas’ product portfolio.
“We’re proud to announce our first full V136 order in the U.S., which underscores the strong fit and versatility of Vestas’ powerful 4 MW platform in North America,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.
Between the 2 and 4-MW platform, Vestas now has the unique market versatility to support wind projects the U.S. in a broad variety of wind regimes.
“This order demonstrates how we continuously improve the available technology to the benefit of our customers. These turbines will deliver low-cost, reliable wind energy to the region, all while generating millions in economic benefit for the community, and supporting growth in a thriving American manufacturing supply chain,” added Brown.
Delivery is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018, with commissioning planned for the fourth quarter.
The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement, Vestas’ full-scope service package maximizing uptime and energy production.
Since its debut in 2010, more than 14 GW of the 4 MW platform have been installed in 34 countries around the world, including 2 GW in the United States.
The project and customer are undisclosed at the customer’s request.
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