Vestas Wind Installation To Be U.S.’ Tallest

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Vestas has received an order for 56 V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power-optimized mode for an undisclosed wind project in the U.S.

With 112-meter towers and a tip height of 180 meters, the wind turbines will be the tallest installed in the U.S., according to Vestas.

Deploying taller towers unlocks new wind resource areas and further increases a project’s annual energy production, Vestas explains.

“We’re pleased to expand our tall-tower technology and 4 MW platform,” says Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada. “The combination of taller towers and 4 MW technology is perfectly designed to extract the abundant resource at the site and deliver low-cost, reliable energy to the community and customer.”

The 202 MW order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to maximize uptime and energy production and ensure optimized performance for the lifetime of the project.

Deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2019, with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter.

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