Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the U.S. for 136 MW of turbines, including both 2 MW and 4 MW platforms.
The project includes V136-3.45 MW turbines in power-optimized mode to 3.6 MW, as well as V110-2.0 MW turbines. The 47-turbine project, which includes previously purchased components qualifying for the production tax credit (PTC), has a total size of 150 MW. The project and customer are undisclosed at the customer’s request, notes Vestas.
“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,” says Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada. “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.”
Delivery and commissioning are expected for the third and fourth quarters of 2018, respectively. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a multiyear Active Output Management 5000 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 has been installed in 34 countries, including 2 GW in the U.S.