Today, the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions, Vestas, announced it secured a 60 MW order for an undisclosed repowering wind project in the U.S. Worth noting, the project is located in an earthquake-prone area. Thus, Vestas developed a customized solution to fit the site’s climatic conditions, including a mix of V117-4.2 MW and V117-3.45 MW turbines.
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About the project
Per the customer’s request, Vestas said the customer and project names are undisclosed in a media release. However, the order includes supply, transport, and commissioning of the turbines. It also consists of a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. In fact, this agreement will serve to ensure the optimized performance of the asset.
Moreover, turbine delivery will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, with commissioning scheduled for the first quarter of 2022. In fact, these turbines’ specifications are 4.3 MW and 3.6 MW operating modes, respectively. Besides, the Vestas’ tailormade solution includes a tower design that can be extremely useful in an active seismic zone.
In this sense, Vestas said in a media release that it has a long history of offering a local expertise to help its customers navigate extra regulatory procedures around seismic compliance. The company also noted that these elements were critical to enable the full repowering of the project.
Vestas is a designer, manufacturer, installer, and service provider of onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe. Currently, it has more than 136 GW of wind turbines in 84 countries and has installed more wind power than any other Company in the sector. Through its smart data capabilities and more than 117 GW of wind turbines under service, Vestas uses data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources; also, to deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.
Finally, together with its customers, Vestas has more than 29,000 employees worldwide; particularly, focused on delivering sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.