Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured an order to supply 46 of its V120-2.2MW turbines for a 101MW wind project featuring the China’s tallest towers with a hub height of 152m.
The high hub height allows access to higher and more consistent wind speeds maximizing the site’s energy output, said Vestas.
With the latest 2MW platform addition, the firm has launched V120-2.2MW turbine for the Chinese market during China Wind Power 2017.
The contract also includes a two-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement, along with VestasOnline Business SCADA solution.
The turbines delivery and project commissioning are expected to start in the second quarter of 2019.
The project is expected to highlight how Vestas has been introducing its latest technologies and solutions to China since pioneering the market more than two decades ago.
Vestas China senior vice president and CFO/COO Thomas Keller said: “With this project, we continue to offer our best-in-class solutions and our industry leading project expertise from 100GW of global installations for the Chinese market.”
In 2018, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer installed several wind parks with 2MW platform turbines and hub height of 137m, which at the time was the hub height record for China’s wind industry.
Vestas China vice president and CTO/CCO Anne Vedel said: “Together with the proven 2MW platform, Vestas’ high tower solution remains one of our core competitive offerings for China’s low wind market. The V120-2.2 MW turbine is a great match for the Chinese market and I’m pleased to see that it’s being received well by our Chinese customers.”
Recently, Vestas has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Continuum Wind Energy’s subsidiary Trinethra Wind & Hydro Power for a 101MW project in India.
Located at Rajkot, in the Indian state of Gujarat, project requires delivering, installation and commissioning of 46 of Vestas V120-2.2MW turbines along with the civil and electrical work.
Once operational, the project is expected to sell generated power to commercial and industrial consumers through a third-party power purchase agreements.