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Aarhus N, Denmark, 2015/11/23 - Vestas will deliver 61 V126-3.3 MW turbines for a 200 MW project in Oklahoma, strengthening the 3 MW platform’s presence in the U.S. market - Vestas.com.
With reference to the Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 61/2015 of 23 November 2015, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for a wind power project in Oklahoma.* The order for 61 Vestas V126-3.3 MW turbines reflects the strong global demand for turbines from the Vestas 3 MW platform.
This 200 MW order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a three-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. AOM5000 includes an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in second quarter of 2016, with commissioning planned for second half of 2016.
The V126-3.3 MW is part of Vestas’ successful 3 MW platform. With five rotor variants, two nacelle configurations, multiple power modes, and 15 hub heights, the 3 MW platform enables an optimal turbine configuration for each unique wind site, maximizing annual energy production (AEP) and optimizing
levelized cost of energy (LCOE).
“Historically, Oklahoma has been 2 MW territory, but this order once again emphasizes the versatility of our product portfolio and shows that we can draw from both our 2 MW and 3 MW platforms to select exactly the right turbine to meet our customers’ needs,” says Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.
* At the customer’s request, the customer and project names are not being disclosed.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 55,700 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 74 countries, providing jobs for around 19,600 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and close to 71 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
Vestas sold its first wind turbines in the U.S. in 1980, and established its North America subsidiary the following year. As of 30 September 2015, Vestas has installed 14,745 MW in the United States.