Vestas to deliver record-high wind turbines to the US

The manufacturer will supply 56 wind turbines, each with a height of 180 meters.
Photo: /ritzau/Carsten Ingemann
Photo: /ritzau/Carsten Ingemann

Vestas is busy closing orders up to the end of 2018, and the Danish wind turbine manufacturer has just succeeded in winning 202 MW contract from a customer in the US, informs the company Thursday afternoon, but neither customer nor project are disclosed at this point.

The order entails delivery of 56 wind turbines of the model V136-3.45, which will be supplied in an optimized version. This means that each wind turbine will have a capacity of 3.6 MW. The units have a total height of 180 meters, the towers being 112 meters tall – thereby making these the tallest wind turbines ever sent to the US.

"The combination of taller towers and 4 MW technology is perfectly designed to extract the abundant resource at the site, and deliver low-cost, reliable energy to the community and customer," writes Vestas President of Sales and Service in the US and Canada Chris Brown in the statement.

Delivery is set to begin in the third quarter of next year, and the turbines are expected to be commissioned in Q4 of 2019. Furthermore, Vestas has also entered a 10-year service contract of the most expensive type, AOM 5000.

English Edit: Daniel Frank Christensen

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