Vestas Receives Multiple Orders Across The Globe

Dear Readers,

Please find the latest order intake from across the Globe

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Here is the list of orders

190 MW order in the U.S. and passes 10.5 GW in global order intake for 2017

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 190 MW of 4 MW platform turbines in the U.S. that takes Vestas’ global order intake in 2017 to 10,595 MW, surpassing 2016’s record order intake of 10,494 MW. The 2017 order intake is based on announced orders in all four quarters of 2017 as well as unannounced orders in the first three quarters of 2017. Unannounced MW of orders received in the fourth quarter of 2017 will be disclosed in the annual report in February 2018.

29 MW order of 80 percent PTC qualifying turbine components in the U.S.

Vestas has received an order for 29 MW of 4 MW compatible turbine components that qualify for 80 percent of the PTC value under the bipartisan PATH act that Congress passed in 2015. The PTC qualifying components enable future wind energy projects to be realised.

The long-term PTC phasedown terms set in the PATH act made the wind industry the first energy industry to agree to permanent tax reform, and have resulted in nearly USD 50 billion of investment in the U.S., including the expansion of factories, hundreds of millions of dollars in technology innovation investment and the addition of tens of thousands of jobs across the wind value chain. In 2016, the wind industry added jobs 9 times faster than the overall U.S. economy, and today there are more than 102,000 wind industry workers, including the fastest growing job in the U.S. – wind turbine technician.

32 MW order in Chile

Vestas has signed a 32 MW contract with Vientos de Renaico S.A. for the La Flor wind park in the Renaico region of central Chile. The contract includes supply and installation of nine V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimal Mode as a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement and derives from a private power purchase agreement with the customer.

Turbine delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018, whilst commissioning is expected for the second quarter of 2019.

2017 order intake in Argentina close to 600 MW

Vestas has received another order to extend a wind park in Argentina, underlining its market-leadership in Argentina’s growing wind energy market. The order is placed by Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia S.A. (PCR), a national company specialised in cement and oil & gas industries, and includes 22 MW. In total, PCR will have 123 MW of installed wind capacity in Santa Cruz, including 101 MW from a previous order.

The order includes the supply and installation of six V117-3.45 MW delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Modeas well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Turbine delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2018 whilst installation is expected for the fourth quarter of 2018.

300 MW order in Canada

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Canada, comprising 87 V136-3.45 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 300 MW, ref. Company announcement No. 45/2017 of 16 November 2017.

First V116-2.0 MW order

Shortly after installing the 20,000th 2 MW platform turbine, Vestas has received the first order for the V116-2.0 MW. The order is for a 66 MW project in the U.S. that highlights the platform’s continued competitiveness, which was strengthened with the V116-2.0 MW through even higher annual energy production from an 11 percent larger swept area compared to the V110-2.0 MW. Together with the V120-2.0 MW, the V116-2.0 MW turbine is the trusted 2 MW platform’s latest evolution in which the latter offers increased annual energy production by up to 4 percent from previous 2 MW turbines.

For more details  / Source : https://www.vestas.com/

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The Windiest Place On Earth with 310MW Wind Project : Kenya – Vestas

Dear Readers,

Some of the wind industry projects really inspire you and give you the feel of completeness, even you are part of it or not.  The challenges the team conquer always inspire everyone even outside the organization.   Just imagine the situation of a wind farm site where you have challenges in every aspects to execute the project, i hope Lake Turkana wind park located at Kenya is classic example for the same.

Let us hear the Story of Lake Turkana wind park and what it means to Kenya (from Vestas latest video).  Stay tuned as we (Vestas) share more films showing how Lake Turkana wind park became reality.

So many VOW ! factors…   for me… many of you like to see this

Video Courtesy : Vestas You tube channel

Vestas V136-3.45 MW turbine now with Power Optimised Modes up to 3.6 MW

Dear Readers and Industry Professionals,

Greetings.  Vestas released Power optimised modes to it’s First V136-3.45MW turbine, so it can go up to 3.6MW.

The key points you might be interested to know as a investors and industry professional are

  1. Power Optimized mode can increase AEP by 2.5% (Site dependency )
  2. 166m tall Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) and
  3. an expansion of the turbine’s operational envelope to include medium wind (IEC IIB) conditions
  4. Manufacturing and supply chain localisation in China

This is simple and consolidated list from the News release..  to know more read here


News from Vestas :

Development of Vestas’ V136-3.45 MW is progressing to plan with the first turbine having now been installed and the first produced kWh expected before year-end. Vestas further enhances turbine output with release of Power Optimised Modes up to 3.6 MW.

As part of the development and verification process for the V136-3.45 MW turbine, Vestas recently installed the first turbine at the Østerild national test center for large turbines in northern Denmark. The turbine will undergo an extensive test and verification programme before commencing full-scale production, expected in second half of 2017.

Since introducing the V136-3.45 MW in September 2015, Vestas has added a number of upgrades to the design of the V136-3.45 MW and today adds Power Optimised Modes up to 3.6 MW to the turbine. Depending on site-specific conditions, this can increase annual energy production by a further 2.5 percent. Other upgrades include the 166m tall Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) and an expansion of the turbine’s operational envelope to include medium wind (IEC IIB) conditions.

“The successful installation confirms that we are on track towards full-scale production of the turbine. The bigger rotor, taller tower, and advanced aerofoil blade design make the V136-3.45 MW a very strong offering for customers across low and medium wind sites, and the new Power Optimised Modes further drives down the levelised cost of energy”, says Anders Vedel, Executive Vice President for Technology and Service Solutions.

In addition to Europe, the V136-3.45 MW turbine will be manufactured in China to leverage the continuous supply chain localisation in China for the global supply of the 3MW platform.

Vestas has installed more than 11 GW of 3 MW turbines in 33 countries across six continents and received the first order for the V136-3.45 MW turbine in December 2015 for the 117 MW Metsälä wind power project, Finland’s largest when completed.

Source  : http://www.vestas.com/

 

 

Gamesa unveils the new G132-5.0 MW offshore turbine

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is showcasing its new 5.0 MW turbine, the G132-5.0 MW, at the 2014 Global Offshore Wind trade fair, one of the sector’s hallmark events, in Glasgow (UK) on 11 and 12 June.

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The new G132-5.0 MW turbine leverages the know-how and experience acquired during the exhaustive validation of the 5.0 MW platform, which culminated recently with the receipt of type certification for the G128-5.0 MW from independent expert DNV-GL, as well as tapping its proven and tested technology.

The G132-5.0 MW wind turbine, with a blade length of 64.5m and a rotor diameter of 132m, generates 3% more power than the G128-5.0 MW. It is designed with redundant modules, guaranteeing reliable performance and maximising energy output, thereby streamlining the cost of energy.

The turbine also stands out for its light weight, which reduces the cost of related wind farm civil engineering work. The G132-50 MW offshore turbine is capable of generating enough energy to supply 5,000 households a year.

Gamesa in the offshore segment

With the launch of this new turbine, certification of which is slated for completion in 2015, Gamesa has achieved another milestone in its offshore strategy and extended its product range to cater to every customer’s needs.

Offshore power generation promises to be one of the fastest-growing sources of renewable energy in the years to come. To fully develop its offshore strategy, Gamesa has reached an agreement in principle with Areva with a view to creating a leading European player in the offshore wind energy segment.

Visit Gamesa at stand 61.

 

Source : Gamesa Website

GAMESA – G97-2.0 MW WTG, awarded for its technology and innovation in India

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Gamesa has been awarded for its technology and innovation in the 7th edition of the Enertia India awards for Sustainable Energy and Power.

The journal on sustainable energy and power has chosen Gamesa, under the Renewable Energy sector category, as the G97-2.0 MW turbine is the most efficient and productive wind turbine and of largest size in operation in India.

Since Gamesa started commercializing this model one year ago, the G97-2.0 MW has been generating about 6.2 million kWh, making it the most productive installation in India.

The Gamesa G97-2.0 MW wind turbine is a standard-bearer in the sector thanks to its low power density. This product contributes to one of the company’s top priorities: significantly cutting the cost of energy (CoE) of Gamesa’s low and medium wind speed products.

Gamesa has sold over 1,300 MW of this model globally. The characteristics of this turbine make it ideal for high-growth markets such as India, Chinese provinces close to major load centres (Beijing and Shanghai) and Brazil, as well as Europe and the US.

This turbine is part of Gamesa’s 2.0-2.5 MW platform, the most versatile on the market: five different rotors (G80-2.0 MW, G87-2.0 MW, G90-2.0 MW, G97-2.0 MW, G114-2.0 MW y G114-2.5 MW), tower heights ranging from 60m to 125m and environmental alternatives designed to enable installation at even the most complex sites. Thanks to this performance, close to 16,000 MW of this platform’s WTGs have been installed worldwide, while average fleet availability is running at over 98%.

Vestas to invest in the Taranto blades factory

Vestas to invest in the Taranto blades factory and offer employment opportunity to part of the nacelles personnelvestas

Vestas commits to investing EUR 10 million to launch V112-3.0 MW blade production at its Taranto, Italy, blades factory and to offering employment opportunities for a number of nacelles plant employee.

Vestas committed to hiring, after professional re-training, 30 nacelles employees for work in the blades factory and to an additional eight employment proposals in the Vestas Italia sales, installation, and service unit.  Depending on market conditions, up to an additional 60 employees at the nacelles facility could be offered employment at the blades factory. Furthermore, 30 nacelles employees could be hired in Vestas facilities in the UK, Spain, Denmark, or Germany, depending on the individuals’ professional qualifications and personnel requirements at these facilities.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the V112-3.0 MW blade production line in Taranto and a related EUR 10 million investment. This will allow Vestas to bring our latest technology to the Taranto plant, which will benefit our customers, the entire supply chain and the local community through employment possibilities for the nacelles plant personnel,” comments Jean-Marc Lechêne, Vestas Chief Operating Officer.

The Ministry for Economic Development (MISE) via an official press release in which Claudio De Vincenti, undersecretary at MISE, comments: “The blades factory will therefore be able to absorb part of the nacelles factory employees, and the company has expressed the will to offer an opportunity to the employees, through an adequate professional requalification. All in all, the agreement combines employee safeguards and the strengthening of Vestas’ production and market outlook.”

For more details visit : vestas.com