TPC Offshore Wind Generation Project Phase 2
Vestas has secured a 295 MW order for thirty-one Vestas V174-9.5 MW wind turbines from Foxwell Energy Corporation Ltd. (Foxwell) for the TPC Offshore Wind Generation Project Phase 2 in Taiwan. The project is developed and owned by Taiwan Power Company (“TPC”) and will be constructed by Foxwell. This marks the third project between Vestas and Foxwell in Taiwan, with Zhangyuan and Beiyuan onshore wind farms as their previous collaborations.
Located off the coast of Changhua County, the Taichung port will be used for the pre-assembly work of the turbines. Upon the project completion, Vestas will also service the turbines through a 14-year full scope, production-based availability guarantee, Service Agreement, ensuring maximum energy production for the project.
“We are delighted to work with our long-term partner Foxwell again,” said Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “With this order, Vestas continues its ambition to be a leader in this market and we remain committed to contribute to Taiwan’s clean energy target, in close partnership with our customers”.
The V174-9.5 MW turbines being supplied by Vestas for the project will be based on local manufacturing and sourcing of 19 components from local Taiwan-based suppliers. Vestas’ supply chain and suppliers in Taiwan have so far invested close to EUR 280m in local supply chain infrastructure, which has resulted in more than 1,500 new green jobs, underlining how Vestas together with local partners continue to strengthen the wind industry in Taiwan.
“With this significant order, I am honored that these heavyweights of Taiwanese energy and industry have placed their trust in Vestas” said Srdan Cenic, Vice President and Head of Offshore Sales at
Vestas Asia Pacific. “Here at Vestas, we continue to make significant investment and knowledge transfer into the market, to further develop Taiwan as a leader in offshore wind energy. Vestas now has 1.2GW of V174-9.5 MW™ projects with long-term service contracts under development or construction in Taiwan, and we are fully committed to our Taiwanese service operations and being the best partner for the long-term business needs of our customers such as TPC and Foxwell.”
“This is the first sizable offshore wind project that is wholly invested by a Taiwan company (TPC), and the first being undertaken by a leading Taiwan turn-key EPCI contractor in the Taiwan Straits, so the Government has given a great deal of attention to us. We are most pleased to work with a reputable company like Vestas who have worked diligently on developing local supply chains for the wind turbines, and this may well be the beginning of a long-term relationship between our two companies in the Taiwan offshore wind market.” said David Poo, President of Foxwell Energy.
Deliveries for this project are expected to begin in 2024 and it is expected to be commercially operational in 2025.
Zhong Neng offshore wind project
Vestas has secured a 295 MW order for the Zhong Neng offshore wind project, located off the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. The project is being jointly developed by Taiwan based China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Danish fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). This marks the third offshore project between Vestas and CIP in Taiwan, with a combined capacity of almost 900 MW.
The project will feature thirty-one Vestas V174-9.5 MW turbines. Upon the project completion, Vestas will also service the turbines through a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) energy-based Service Agreement, optimising energy production for the project.
“We are pleased to begin our partnership with CSC and extend our cooperation with CIP on the Zhong Neng project,” quoted Purvin Patel, President at Vestas Asia Pacific (APAC). “Taiwan is a key market for Vestas Asia Pacific, and this is a great milestone for us and our partners that will deliver both competitive renewable energy and local economic development”.
The V174-9.5 MW™ turbines being supplied by Vestas for the Zhong Neng offshore wind project will be the most localised offshore wind turbines in Taiwan to date and will be based on local manufacturing and sourcing of 19 components from local Taiwan-based companies, including blades by Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology from their facility in Taichung Harbour.
Vestas’ supply chain and suppliers in Taiwan have so far invested close to EUR 280m in local supply chain infrastructure, which has resulted in more than 1,500 new green jobs, underlining how Vestas together with local partners continue to strengthen the wind industry in Taiwan.
“With this latest project we continue to leverage our strong supply chain in Taiwan, “said Alex Robertson, Vice President and General Manager at Vestas Taiwan. “Beyond our considerable investment in and development of the local supply chain, we are also building up our offshore service fleet, adding another long-term contract to our portfolio. I am delighted that CSC and CIP have entrusted Vestas with the operation and maintenance of the wind turbines to 2039.”
“We are happy to enter the construction phase with our strong partner, Vestas,” says Joris Hol, CEO of Zhong Neng Project. “Driven by Zhong Neng Project’s strong dedication in local economic development, Vestas has made significant progress in setting up a strong local supply chain. We are confident we can deliver on Taiwan’s local supply chain ambitions delivering quality components.”
Marina Hsu, Managing Director of Copenhagen Infrastructure Service Co., which is owned by CIP-managed funds, says, “Together with CSC, we are delighted to expand our solid collaboration with Vestas and the local supply chain. We believe we can build on the successful foundation established by the previous Changfang and Xidao projects and thereby mature the local supply chain for the Zhong Neng project to further enhance quality, delivery, and competitiveness”.
Deliveries for this project are expected to begin in 2023 and it is expected to be fully commercially operational in 2024. Once completed, the project will generate enough clean power to supply up to 300,000 Taiwanese households annually.
ERG has placed a 97 MW order for the repowering of the existing Camporeale project and for the new Roccapalumba wind park, both located in Sicily, Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of 12 V117-4.2 MW wind for the 50 MW Camporeale wind park, and 13 V117-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimised mode for the 47 MW Roccapalumba project.
The contract also includes the maintenance of the wind turbines under a multi-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement.
“These projects are a great example of Vestas’ versatility when it comes to providing sustainable energy solutions in any kind of project, either establishing new wind projects or repowering existing wind turbines. Furthermore, the Camporeale project is an excellent example of how repowering is also driving the clean energy transition by exchanging older wind turbines with more advanced technology. Together with the customer we managed to drastically increase the efficiency of the project in terms of clean energy production at a lower cost, with the same site impact. We are proud to drive the Italian energy transition hand-in-hand with our long-term partner, ERG”, says Vestas Head of Italy, Francesco Amati.
The projects were awarded at the seventh auction round held in Italy in 2021. Vestas has secured more than 1.7 GW of contracts from the energy auction system in Italy, where it has installed over 4.7 GW since 1991, accounting for a market share of more than 40 percent.
Turbine delivery for both projects is planned by the first quarter of 2023 whilst commissioning will take place in the second quarter of 2023.
Ascoli Satriano and the Cerignola wind parks
Inergia Spa. has placed a 25 MW order for the Ascoli Satriano and the Cerignola wind parks to be located in Apulia Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of six V136-4.2 MW, as well as an Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 agreement for the maintenance and service of the wind park over the next 14 years.
“We are pleased to consolidate our partnership with Vestas, with these projects Inergia reached 225 MW in the wind sector”, says Giacomo Ciacci, CEO of Inergia.
“We are happy to work, once again, with our long-term partner Inergia Spa., a key player in the production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy. This project is a new example of the versatility of our technology to optimise our customers’ business case, while assuring greater competitiveness when coming to auctions”, says Vestas Head of Italy, Francesco Amati.
With this project, Vestas has secured more than 1.6 GW of contracts derived from auctions in Italy, where it has installed over 4.7 GW since 1991, accounting for a market share of more than 40 percent.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned for the last quarter of 2022.
Matarocco greenfield wind park
A2A, through its subsidiary r2r, has signed an agreement with Vestas for the supply and installation of three V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in 4.0 MW operating mode and five V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimised mode for the Matarocco greenfield wind park in Sicily.
The contract also includes an Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 agreement with Vestas for the maintenance and service of the wind park over the next 10 years.
The project will increase A2A’s installed wind power capacity in the country and add to Vestas’ more than 4.7 GW of wind capacity under construction or installed in Italy.
“The partnership with Vestas confirms the Group’s desire to grow in renewables, in line with the strategy outlined in our 2021-2030 industrial plan. This agreement will allow us to expand our presence in Sicily, consolidating our role as a national player in the energy transition”, comments Lorenzo Giussani, A2A’s Head of Generation and Trading.
“We are pleased to partner with A2A for this project in Italy, which showcases the reliability of our 4 MW platform. In combination with a long-term service agreement, this ensures maximum value for our customer’s business case, while contributing to the sustainable development of the Italian energy mix”, says Vestas head of Italy, Francesco Amati.
Turbine delivery is planned by the first quarter of 2023 while commissioning is expected by the second quarter of 2023.
Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) offshore wind park
Ocean Winds, the international offshore wind energy company created by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE, has placed a 30 MW order for the Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) offshore wind park, a floating pilot project it holds in partnership with the Banque des Territoires.
The contract includes the supply, transport, installation, supervision and commissioning of three V164-10.0 MW wind turbines. These will be installed on floating foundations in Port-la-Nouvelle and towed to their final location over 16 kilometres off the coast of the Leucate-Le Barcarès area in the Mediterranean Sea in water depths of 65 to 80 metres.
The project also includes an Active Output Management (AOM 5000) agreement, for the maintenance and service of the wind park over the next 18 years.
“We are very proud of this important partnership with Vestas, that puts the EFGL project on the right track to starting construction only a few weeks after reaching our final investment decision (FID)”, said Grzegorz Gorski, COO Ocean Winds. “On the eve of new floating tenders in France, the EFGL project represents both the technological and the environmental concretisation of what floating wind sector is now capable of, proving it is more than ready for commercial scale”.
“We are proud to partner with Ocean Winds for the first time in France and for their first floating project, taking a step forward in the development of floating wind in the industry. This order showcases our commitment to the French offshore wind ambition, which aims to achieve 40 GW of capacity installed by 2050. To that end, we will continue providing leading technology like our V164-10.0 MW turbine, which has demonstrated unparalleled competitiveness when it comes to reducing the levelised cost of energy of a floating wind project”, says Benoît Gilbert, Senior Director Offshore Vestas Mediterranean.
As a pioneer in floating wind, Vestas has installed turbines on floating foundations for over a decade including projects off the coasts of Scotland and Portugal. With this project, Vestas’ V164-10.0 MW wind turbine reach more than 1 GW of capacity installed or under construction worldwide, and in total Vestas has installed more than 7 GW of offshore wind globally since 1995.
Hauts-de-France and Centre-Val de Loire
Renewable energy producer H2Air has placed a 31 MW order for several projects in Hauts-de-France and in Centre-Val de Loire. The order consists of two V126-3.45 MW, two V112-3.45 MW, one V117-4.2 MW, and three V136-4.2 MW wind turbines. Some of the wind turbines will be delivered in various power modes optimised for the local wind conditions, thus demonstrating how Vestas’ 4 MW platform can cover all wind segments, enabling our customers to find the best turbines for each specific site.
The contract also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Roy Mahfouz, CEO of H2air, says: “Vestas offers a wide range of turbines that suit our growing tailor-made project pipeline. It is essential to optimise the production and to get every green kWh. These are the fruits of many years of development, a sharp know how and trustful partnership with all project stakeholders. This is a part of our contribution for a peaceful and sustainable world”.
Vestas France Country Manager, Hugues Faivre, says: “We are very proud to continue our collaboration with H2Air. We expect that the versatility and reliability of our 4 MW platform will enable H2Air to optimise the energy output of their wind park once again”.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned for the fourth quarter of 2022.
Vestas has received an order for a project in Australia that includes the supply and installation of 18 V150-4.2 MW.
Delivery the wind turbines is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2023, with commissioning to commence in the third quarter of 2023.
The project and customer names are undisclosed.
In Finland, Vestas has secured a 93 MW order for a project. The order includes supply and installation of 15 V162-6.2 MW turbines from Vestas’ EnVentus platform and Vestas will provide service for the project through a full scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
The project will receive turbines in the second quarter of 2023 and be fully commissioned by the fourth quarter the same year.
The customer and project are undisclosed.
In Greece, Vestas has received a 36 MW order for a wind park. The contract includes the supply and installation of eight V136-4.5 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Turbine delivery is expected by the second quarter of 2023 whilst commissioning is planned by the third quarter of 2023.
The project and customer are undisclosed.
In Maharashtra, India, Vestas has secured a 54 MW order to power a renewable energy project. The customer and project details are undisclosed. The agreement comprises of supply and installation of 15 V155-3.6 MW wind turbines. For Vestas, this marks the first order for the V155-3.6 MW wind turbine variant in India, one of the most powerful wind turbines available in India.
Deliveries of the turbines are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022, while commissioning is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2022.
The project and customer names are undisclosed.
In the north of Portugal, Vestas has signed a 50 MW contract for the repowering of four wind parks. The contract includes the supply and installation of eleven V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
With these projects, Vestas reaches the milestone of 1 GW order intake for wind energy projects in Portugal. The company also provides service to almost 1 GW of wind turbines in the country, both from Vestas and other brands.
“With these projects, we reach two great milestones in Portugal, as they are the first with our V150-4.5 MW technology and they led us to reach the landmark of 1 GW of orders in the country. We are proud to see how our 4 MW platform continues to answer our customer’s needs optimising its business case while contributing enormously to the Portuguese sustainable development”, says Agustín Sánchez Tembleque, Vestas General Manager for Spain and Portugal.
Turbine delivery is expected by the fourth quarter of 2022 whilst commissioning is planned between the second and third quarters of 2023.
Projects names and customer are undisclosed.
In the USA, Vestas has received a 201 MW order to power an undisclosed wind project. The order consists of 33 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines in 6.0 MW operating mode and one V136-3.45 MW turbine.
The order includes supply, delivery, and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.
Turbine delivery begins in the fourth quarter of 2022 with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023.
The customer and project are undisclosed.
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