Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has finished out September with a series of new orders totalling more than 1.45 gigawatts, Kallanish Energy reports.
Since September 28, the company has announced a number of new contract orders for its wind turbines throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the U.S., for a combined total of 1,452 megawatts (MW). This increases to 1,597 MW including a 144 MW order from Greek renewable energy company Terna Energy for the Karystia wind project, which was announced on September 25.
The largest single order placed during the period came from the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) of Egypt, which placed a 252 MW order for the Gulf of Suez 1 wind project located in the Gulf of Suez.
Vestas also received an order totalling 252 MW for five wind energy projects in Russia from WEDF (Wind Energy Development Fund), located in the Volgograd and Astrakhan region. The order brought Vestas’ total turbine capacity in Russia to over 1 GW.
Elsewhere in Europe there were a number of smaller orders for projects in Denmark, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy at the end of September, totalling 227 MW.
In the U.S., Vestas received two orders comprising 184 MW and 185 MW for separate undisclosed projects that are due to commence production operations by fourth quarter 2021. The 184 MW order pushed Vestas’ order intake in 2020 across the 10 GW mark.
In South America, Vestas received a 109 MW order from Mainstream Renewable Power has placed an order for the 109 MW Ckani wind park, to be located in the Antofagasta region, in Chile.
Project orders in Asia during the period included a 99 MW order for an undisclosed project in China and a 53 MW order from Thuan Binh Wind Power Joint Stock Company (TBW), the developer of two wind projects in Vietnam, the Phu Lac Phase 2 and Loi Hai 2 wind farms.
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