Vestas wins 50 MW order from wpd AG for projects in Taiwan

Vestas V155-3.3 MW wind turbine

Vestas has won a 50 MW order from wpd AG, German developer and operator of renewable energy projects, for three projects – Chuangwei 2, Leadway 2 and Hsinyuan wind farms in Taiwan.

The Hsinyuan wind farm includes six V136-4.2 MW turbines with 112m towers, featuring the largest onshore turbine rotors in Taiwan, which will maximize energy production for the site’s medium wind conditions.  Chuangwei 2 and Leadway 2 wind farms will be installed with four and two V117-4.2 MW turbines with 91.5m towers, respectively.

Vestas’ total onshore order intake in Taiwan will exceed more than 330 MW of which more than 110 MW have been done in collaboration with wdp.

“We remain committed to developing the wind industry in Taiwan and driving the adoption of renewable energy in the region,” Purvin Patel, President and CEO of Vestas Asia Pacific, said.

“The supply order to Vestas initiates the next phase of our growth strategy in Asia, where we aim to expand our strong position in the Taiwanese wind energy market and accelerate our developments in other Asian markets,” said Achim Berge Olsen, COO of wpd AG.

The order includes a long-term Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement for the wind farms, to ensure optimised performance and long-term business case certainty for the customer.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022, while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of the same year, Vestas said.