Danish OEM Vestas has set the seal on over 300MW in turbine orders for three projects from unnamed developers in China.
The first covers 202MW’s-worth of V136-3.45 MW turbines, including a two-year servicing agreement, while the second will encompass supply of 99MWs of a ‘mixed site configuration’ of V155-3.3MW turbines and V110-2.2MWs, covered by a 20-year operations and maintenance deal.
Deliveries are slated to start in the third quarter of 2020, with commissioning to be complete this year.
“The order is significant in two ways, as it demonstrates the V155-3.3MW turbine’s suitability for China’s low wind market and marks our Chinese customer’s increasing trust in Vestas’ long-term service capabilities and commitment, ” said Vestas China president Thomas Keller of the 99MW deal.
“I believe with the shift of attention to the entire lifecycle of wind farms, more of our Chinese customers will partner with us on long-term service contracts.”
The deal for V155-3.3MW machines – Vestas’ second in China since introducing the model to the regional market last June – takes the OEM’s orderbook in the Asian nation to 550MW in the first quarter of 2020.
Vestas sees the 20-year service deal for these machines as a “milestone” in making an “improved business case” for its customers in the world’s largest wind market.