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Vestas Wins First Order for New Turbine for Low and Ultra-low Wind Conditions in China

Beijing, China - The Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has been awarded the contract for its new V155-3.3 MW Turbine for low and ultra low wind conditions from China. According to Vestas, global demand for sustainable energy solutions optimised for low and ultra low wind conditions is increasing.

As Vestas points out, this trend is particularly noticeable in China, the world's largest wind energy market. In Order to meet Chinese customers’ needs in this changing market environment, Vestas introduced the V155-3.3 MW variant in the Chinese market in June 2019. The turbine combines the largest rotor with the lowest power rating of Vestas’ globally proven 4 MW platform to optimise a project’s capacity factor in low wind speeds.

Vestas has secured the first order for the V155-3.3 MW turbine variant for two projects in China that totals 201 MW. The order includes the supply of 61 turbines and towers as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract. Both projects are derived from the ongoing Chinese auction scheme.

According to Vestas, the variant’s lower rotor rotational speed ensures low sound power levels that combined with the full-scale converter’s advanced grid capabilities, make the turbine highly suitable for China’s centralised projects as well as the increasing number of distributed wind energy projects. The 76m blade is co-developed with a local partner, combining global and local expertise and underlining Vestas’ commitment to ensure competitiveness in the Chinese market.

Project delivery is expected to be in the third quarter of 2020, with commissioning in the same quarter.

Customer and project’s names are undisclosed at the customer’s request.



Source: IWR Online, 10 Mar 2020