Vestas Bags 50 MW Order from wpd for 3 Wind Farms in Taiwan

  • Sep 14, 2021
  • Energetica India

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has secured a 50 MW order from a German developer and operator of renewable energy projects, wpd AG, for 3 wind projects in Taiwan.

 

Further, the three wind farms are - Chuangwei 2 wind farm, Leadway 2 wind farm and Hsinyuan wind farm.

 

Commenting on winning the orders, Purvin Patel, President and CEO of Vestas Asia Pacific, said “we would like to thank wpd for entrusting Vestas with these projects and strengthening our working relationship in this region. We remain committed to developing the wind industry in Taiwan and driving the adoption of renewable energy in the region.”

The company said that the Hsinyuan wind farm includes six V136-4.2 MW turbines with 112m towers, featuring the largest onshore turbine rotors in Taiwan, which will maximise energy production for the site’s medium wind conditions.  

 

Whereas, the Chuangwei 2 and Leadway 2 wind farms will be installed with 4 and 2 V117-4.2 MW turbines with 91.5m towers, respectively.

 

With this order, Vestas’ total onshore order intake in Taiwan will exceed more than 330 MW of which more than 110 MW have been done in collaboration with wdp.

 

“The current supply order to Vestas initiates the next phase of our growth strategy in Asia, where we aim to further expand our strong position in the Taiwanese wind energy market and accelerate our developments in other Asian markets,” commented Achim Berge Olsen, COO of wpd AG.

 

The order also included a long-term Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement for the wind farms, to ensure optimised performance and long-term business case certainty for the customer, Vestas added.

 

Meanwhile, the deliveries of the turbines are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022, while commissioning has been scheduled for the fourth quarter of the same year.