Vestas nails 267MW E.ON offshore order for UK, Sweden

Vestas has secured a 267MW wind turbine order for offshore projects being built by E.ON in the UK and Sweden.

The Danish turbine manufacturer will supply the German utility’s E.ON Climate & Renewables division with 89 of its V112-3.0 MW machines.

Vestas says the location of the projects is not being disclosed at E.ON’s request. However, E.ON's 230MW Humber Gateway wind farm off the east coast of England, which received government approval in February, appears a likely destination for the UK element of the order.

Installation will take place in 2013 and 2014. The contract covers commissioning and a five-year service and maintenance agreement.

Vestas says the order is firm and unconditional. It is a further boost to the Danish turbine group’s offshore business a day after Dong Energy said it would trial Vestas' new 7MW turbine for possible deployment at future projects.

In August, Anders Søe-Jensen, president of Vestas offshore, told Recharge how the Danish company was confident it could stage a fightback in the market against Germany's Siemens.

Vestas year-to-date order intake stands at 4.49GW following the E.ON deal, the company says.