Vestas secures two European auction wins

Source: press releases, 31 March 2020

V100-2.0 MW Vestas trubines in South Plains, Texas, USA
V100-2.0 MW Vestas trubines in South Plains, Texas, USA (photo: Vestas)

Vestas has announced that ERG, a wind energy operator in Europe, has ordered 18 V100–2.0 MW turbines with a hub height of 110 metres for the Laszki project that will be located in the province of Podkarpackie.

“We are proud to continue our valued partnership with ERG on the Laszki wind project and will utilise our strong service capabilities and extensive market experience in Poland to maximise our customer’s return on investment,” says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “This order once again demonstrates that Vestas is a reliable partner in auctions, delivering competitive wind energy solutions.”

The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output. The contract further includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the first half of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the second half of 2021.

Vestas has also received a 48 MW order for a project awarded in the first Italian auction held in October 2019. The contract includes the supply and installation of 14 V136-3.45 MW wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project.

Since installing its first turbine in Italy in 1991, Vestas has led the country’s wind industry with over 4.3 GW capacity installed, being the main contributor to the expansion of wind energy with a 40% market share.

Turbine delivery will begin in the fourth quarter of 2020 with commissioning scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

The Italian project and customer are undisclosed.