In the latest slew of announcements from the company, Vestas says it has received four new turbine orders totaling 320 MW in North and South America from clients including Avangrid Renewables and EDF EN do Brasil.
As reported, EDF EN do Brasil has placed a firm and unconditional order for the 117 MW Ventos da Bahia – Phase 2 project, to be built in the northeastern state of Bahia. Once finalized, the wind park will take Vestas’ installed capacity in Bahia to 700 MW.
The order includes supply and installation of 53 units of V110-2.0 MW turbines that will be manufactured in Brazil in accordance with the FINAME local content rules of BNDES. A 15-year, full-scope Active Output Management 4000 service agreement is also included in the contract.
Wind turbine delivery is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2018, and commissioning is expected for the third quarter of 2018.
In another Brazil deal, Vestas has received a 42 MW order for 21 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Cabeço Vermelho I and Cabeço Vermelho II wind park, to be located in Rio Grande do Norte.
The order placed by Gestamp Eolica Brasil SA comprises the supply and installation of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year, full-scope Active Output Management 4000 service agreement in order to maximize output.
“Gestamp has been a great partner through these years and also the Vestas customer who received the first nacelle produced at our facility in Ceara, certified by FINAME II. We are very lucky to share with a high-level customer such as Gestamp our road maps, new project ideas and opportunities,” says Rogerio Zampronha, general manager for Vestas Brazil.
The turbines will be produced in Brazil, with delivery planned to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017, and commissioning is expected for the second quarter of 2018.
In the U.S., Vestas has also secured an order from Avangrid Renewables for 30 MW of 3.0 MW turbine components, growing the 3 MW platform’s presence in the country. The deal includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines.
Avangrid Renewables LLC is a subsidiary of Avangrid Inc. and part of the Iberdrola Group. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Avangrid Renewables has more than $10 billion of operating assets totaling more than 6,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar generation in 20 U.S. states.
Lastly, Vestas received another firm and unconditional order totaling 131 MW for V112-3.45 MW turbine components in the U.S. The customer’s name has not been disclosed, at the customer’s request.
As noted, this is only the latest announcement from the Danish turbine manufacturer. In the U.S., Vestas recently secured three turbine orders totaling 250 MW for various clients, including BHE Renewables. In China, Vestas secured separate orders for turbines totaling 74.15 MW for two wind farms – one of which will be the first in China to utilize turbines from the Vestas 3 MW platform.