Vestas secures 301 MW order of EnVentus turbines from TransAlta

Source: press release, 23 December 2021

As part of the development and verification process for the V136-3.45 MW® turbine, the first turbine was installed at the Østerild national test center for large turbines in northern Denmark
As part of the development and verification process for the V136-3.45 MW® turbine, the first turbine was installed at the Østerild national test center for large turbines in northern Denmark (photo: Vestas)

Vestas has received a 301 MW order from TransAlta Corporation to power two wind projects, White Rock East and White Rock West, in Oklahoma, USA. The order consists of 33 V162-6.0 MW turbines and one V136-3.45 MW turbine at White Rock East and 16 V162-6.0 MW turbines and one V136-3.45 MW turbines at White Rock West, respectively.

“In our pursuit to quickly and effectively scale the wind industry in the US, Vestas is thrilled to partner with TransAlta to deliver clean energy to Oklahoma,” says Laura Beane, President of Vestas North America. “We’re eager to leverage the EnVentus platform, the latest generation of Vestas technology aimed to deliver a higher level of performance for each unique wind site, at the collective White Rock Wind Project.”

“White Rock East and White Rock West will collectively be the largest wind project we have undertaken and is an excellent addition to our company’s expanding wind portfolio. We are excited to be partnering with Vestas to enable such a significant investment for the company,” says John Kousinioris, President and CEO of TransAlta Corporation.

Both orders include supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.

Turbine delivery for both projects begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 with commissioning scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.