Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received the first orders for the supply of its V150-4.2MW in North America and Germany.


Image: Vestas’ 3.3MW turbines installed at a Finnish wind farm. Photo: Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

In North America, Vestas will deliver 324MW order for three projects in the US, including 252MW of V150-4.2MW turbines and 72MW of V136-3.45 turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. The projects include previously purchased 4MW components.

The second order in Germany is for 12MW. The order was placed by NOTUS energy Plan for two of V150-4.2 MW turbines and one V136-3.6 MW turbine for the Lübbenow II and Lübbenow III projects, located in Lübbenow in Brandenburg, Eastern Germany.

Vestas stated that in the US order, several of the projects will feature a mixed site configuration of both V150-4.2 MW and V136-3.6 MW turbines. The 4.2MW turbines will have a tip height of 178.7 meters and these are considered to be the tallest turbines in the US.

Vestas US and Canada sales and service division President Chris Brown said: “The V150-4.2MW is one of the highest producing onshore wind turbines in the industry and unlocks greater wind potential in previously untapped wind resource areas.

“The multi-technology configuration of the sites demonstrates Vestas’ products’ flexibility and adaptability, which enable customised solutions for every site.”

The US order also includes a supply and commissioning of the turbines along with a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements for each project, designed to increase the uptime and energy production and ensure optimised performance throughout the lifetime of the project.

Vestas Germany, Austria and Switzerland sales vice president Alex Robertson said: “This order from our long-term customer NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG underlines the efficient technology of our 4 MW platform. The V150-4.2 MW is the perfect fit for the site in Lübbenow, providing high annual production and low levelised cost of energy.”

The wind farms in Germany will also feature VestasOnline Business SCADA solution, which is claimed to lower turbine downtime and optimize energy output.

As part of the contract, the Danish turbine-maker will supply, install and commission the wind turbines and will provide AOM 4000 services for a 20 year term. Installation and commissioning of the turbines are expected to take place in the third quarter of next year.