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Vestas extends wpd AG partnership to deliver Taiwan’s largest wind rotors

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Vestas, the global leader in wind energy development, announced this Monday it has extended its partnership with German company wpd AG, to deliver the largest wind energy rotors to Taiwan.

According to Vestas’ statement, the company has secured a 50-megawatts order with wpd AG for three projects in the Asian country: Chuangwei 2, Leadway 2 and Hsinyuan wind farms. After this orther, Vestas now has more than 330 Mw of onshore wind capacity in Taiwan. 110 MW of which have been secured in collaboration with wpd.

The order includes six V136-4.2 MW turbines with 112m towers for the Hsinyuan wind farm. These assets will be Taiwan’s largest onshore turbine rotors. The devices will maximise energy production for the site’s medium wind conditions.

On the other hand, the company will install four and two V117-4.2 MW turbines with 91.5m towers for the Chuangwei 2 and Leadway 2 wind farms, respectively.

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Vestas to start deliveries in 2Q 2022

Purvin Patel, President and CEO of Vestas Asia Pacific said about the new order. “We are pleased to extend our long-term partnership with our global key account, wpd in Taiwan. We would like to thank wpd for entrusting Vestas with these projects and strengthening our working relationship in this region. Our company remains committed to developing the wind industry in Taiwan and driving the adoption of renewable energy in the region”.

Moreover, the order includes a long-term Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement for the wind farms. The agreement will ensure optimized performance and long-term business case certainty for the wind farms’ customers.

Achim Berge Olsen, COO of wpd AG, also commented. “The current supply order to Vestas initiates the next phase of our growth strategy in Asia, where we aim to further expand our strong position in the Taiwanese wind energy market and accelerate our developments in other Asian markets.”

Finally, deliveries of the new equipment will begin in the second quarter of 2022, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of the same year.

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