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.
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.
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.