Turbine purchase agreement updates

WORLDWIDE: Siemens, Vestas and Gamesa have all won orders across the globe in the last week, totalling 234MW.

Left to right: Siemens, Gamesa and Vestas turbines — each manufacturer has won a recent order
Left to right: Siemens, Gamesa and Vestas turbines — each manufacturer has won a recent order

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Siemens has won a contract from Wind 2000 to supply three turbines as an extension to the 34.4MW Naundorf project in Germany. The project in Saxony, east Germany, was initally connected in 2004 as a 14MW project and has been extended twice previously.

The three additional 3.2MW turbines will boost capacity to 42MW, Siemens said. Installation is set to begin in the autumn. 

Siemens will also install an additional switchgear in the turbine towers to enable the three turbines to connect and disconnect themselves from the grid at set times to avoid overloading the local medium-voltage grid. 



The Danish manufacturer won five orders recently, totalling 188.6MW in installed capacity.

Today, Vestas won a 26.4MW order from Turkish utility Elfa Elektrik Uretim to supply eight V126-3.3MW turbines to a project in eastern Turkey.

Vestas will service the turbines for ten years, following installation in Q3 2016. 

The manufacturer has also agreed and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal with the Holcim-Mdp consortium in Germany to build the 52.8MW Rethwisch project. 

The site is located in Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany. It is the manufacturer's first large-scale EPC contract in Germany, Vestas said. 

It will supply 16 V112-3.3MW turbines to the project, with installation and commissioning expected by the end of 2016. Vestas will service the project for 20 years.

In the US, Vestas has won a 53MW order from Xcel Energy to supply its V110-2MW turbines to the Rush Creek project in Colorado. The order satisfies the PTC "safe-harbour" conditions to maximise the support before it is cut from 2017. 

Rush Creek, located across four counties of east Colorado, will eventually be 600MW in installed capacity. Vestas has agreed a conditional deal with the developer for the supply the entire 600MW.

Vestas will produce the nacelles, blades and towers from its Colorado facilities. 

The Danish firm will also supply eight V112-3.3MW turbines to a 26.4MW site in southern Greece, owned by local firm CNI. Delivery is planned in early 2017 and Vestas will service the machines for 15 years. 

It has also recieved a 30MW order in Vietnam from local company Tan Hoan Cau Joint Stock Corporation (THC). Vestas will supply 15 V100-2MW turbines to the Huong Linh 2 project in north Vietnams. THC's first wind project is expected online in early 2017. 



Spanish manufacturer Gamesa has won a 36MW contract to supply turbines to three projects in France being developed by local developer Valorem. 

Gamesa will supply eight G114-2.5MW turbines to the 20MW Santerre project in Somme, northern France.

Five G80-2MW turbines will be delivered to the Soulanes project, with a further three G87-2MW turbines to be installed at the Albine site. Both projects are in the Tarn region in southern France. 

All of the projects will be commissioned from March 2017 and Gamesa will service the sites for ten years.

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