Vestas wins two repowering orders in the USA

Source: press release, 25 June 2021

V117-3.0 MW turbines at Rødby Fjord, Denmark
V117-3.0 MW turbines at Rødby Fjord, Denmark (photo: Vestas)

Vestas has received a 31 MW order to repower an undisclosed wind project in the US. The repowering order consists of V110-2.2 MW wind turbines, which will replace the site’s current technology. Including previously purchased 2 MW platform components, the project has a total nameplate capacity of 33 MW.

“Vestas successfully took over service and maintenance of these non-Vestas turbines in 2020, and we’re excited for the opportunity to upgrade the technology,” says Jeff Fuchs, Vice President of Sales for Vestas in North America. “Repowering offers a great solution for asset owners of aging fleets faced with higher operation and maintenance costs and increased complexities of sourcing spare parts for obsolete technologies. This order adds to Vestas’ track record of more than 550 MW of non-Vestas repowers in the US alone.”

Vestas, a frontrunning multibrand service provider, services more than 117 GW of wind turbines, globally, including 8 GW of non-Vestas turbines across the largest wind turbine brands.

This project includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset. Deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2022 with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.

In a second contract, Vestas has secured a 60 MW order for an undisclosed repowering wind project in the US.

Located in an earthquake prone area, Vestas has developed a customised solution to fit the site’s climatic conditions that includes a mix of V117-4.2 MW and V117-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 4.3 MW and 3.6 MW operating modes respectively. The tailormade solution includes a tower design that can be sited in an active seismic zone and Vestas has offered local expertise to help the customer navigate extra regulatory procedures around seismic compliance that were critical to enable the full repowering of the project.

The order includes supply, transport, and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.

Turbine delivery will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021 with commissioning scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.

The customers and project names are undisclosed per the customers’ request.