Danish manufacturer Vestas at the end of the first quarter has announced a series of wind turbine orders in Europe and China that combined amount to 776MW.

In its home continent, the largest order (202MW) was for an undisclosed client in Sweden, to supply and service 47 of the OEM’s V150-4.2MW turbines in a 4.3MW power mode.

“Leveraging the versatility of our 4MW platform variants, the V150-4.2MW is the perfect fit for the site’s wind conditions and will ensure maximum value for our customer’s business case,” said Juan Furones, director sales Sweden, Finland & Estonia at Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

“This order once again underlines the V150-4.2MW turbine’s competitiveness in the Nordic region, where it has now reached a firm order intake and installation track record of 1.4GW.”

Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2022.

In the Nordic region, Vestas also scored with an 80MW order by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG). Vestas will supply 19 of its V150-4.2MW turbines that combine the company’s largest rotor in Norway with an anti-icing system that minimizes ice formation on blades.

The order comes with a 25-year service agreement. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2021.

GIG had bought the Buheii wind farm from independent renewable energy company RES, which developed the project in Kvinesdal, southern Norway.

The wind farm will provide some 2 terawatt hours per year in electricity to the Eramet smelter.

“The rapid electrification of Norway’s economy is driving a significant growth in demand for affordable power, particularly in the energy-intensive industrial sector and companies like Eramet Norway," GIG's European head Edward Northam said.

Vestas also will supply 18 of its V100-2.0MW machines for the 36MW Laszki project in the Polish province of Podkarpackie, which client ERG won in a recent Polish renewable energy tender.

Also the result of a recent auction, is a 48MW order for 14 of the OEM’s V136-3.45MW turbines for a project by an undisclosed client in Italy.

Vestas furthermore received an 109MW order for a project in France that includes the supply and installation of 26 of its V150-4.2MW wind turbines, coupled with a 10-year service deal.

The OEM had already announced over 300MW in turbine orders in China for three projects from unnamed developers.

UPDATED with detail from GIG and RES on Norway order