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Vestas celebrates huge milestones in turbine installations

New order in US brings this year’s order intake to more than 6,000 megawatts

Vestas has production facilities in Colorado for US market (photo: iStock)
October 16th, 2015 3:30 pm| by Philip Tees

Yesterday Vestas received an order for 72 of its V110-2.0 MW turbines to be installed in the US, representing a capacity of 144 megawatts.

This brings the company’s order intake so far this year to more than 6,000 megawatts. The company also celebrated the installatation of its 55,000th turbine and passing the milestone of 70 gigawatts of installed capacity worldwide.

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The order announced yesterday was to an anonymous customer, but Vestas could disclose that the turbines are destined for Michigan in the US and will be installed in the second half of 2016.

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Vestas has turbines in 74 countries across six continents and calculates that its installations can cumulatively produce enough power to cover the annual electricity consumption of 75 million European residential consumers.

Anders Runevad, Vestas’ CEO, said that passing the milestone was something to be proud of and that it attested to the business case for wind energy.

“The entire Vestas organisation – past and present – has contributed to reaching this industry-leading milestone, and we can all take pride in the accomplishment,” he said.

“This Vestas achievement, together with wind energy’s global growth, confirms that whether one is looking to power one’s own operations, reduce supply risk and price volatility, or contribute to combating climate change, investing in wind energy makes economic sense.”