Vestas extends partnership with wpd for 50 MW order, featuring Taiwan’s largest onshore rotors

Source: press release, 13 September 2021

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

Vestas has secured a 50 MW order with German developer and operator of renewable energy projects, wpd AG, for three projects – Chuangwei 2, Leadway 2 and Hsinyuan wind farms in Taiwan.

The Hsinyuan wind farm includes six V136-4.2 MW turbines with 112-metre towers, featuring the largest onshore turbine rotors in Taiwan, which will maximise energy production for the site’s medium wind conditions. Chuangwei 2 and Leadway 2 wind farms will be installed with four and two V117-4.2 MW turbines with 91.5-metre towers, respectively.

With this order, Vestas’ total onshore order intake in Taiwan will exceed more than 330 MW of which more than 110 MW have been done in collaboration with wdp.

“We are pleased to extend our long-term partnership with our global key account, wpd in Taiwan.” says Purvin Patel, President and CEO of Vestas Asia Pacific. “We would like to thank wpd for entrusting Vestas with these projects and strengthening our working relationship in this region. We remain committed to developing the wind industry in Taiwan and driving the adoption of renewable energy in the region.”

“The current supply order to Vestas initiates the next phase of our growth strategy in Asia, where we aim to further expand our strong position in the Taiwanese wind energy market and accelerate our developments in other Asian markets,” adds Achim Berge Olsen, COO of wpd AG.

The order includes a long-term Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement for the wind farms, to ensure optimised performance and long-term business case certainty for the customer.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of the same year.