Vestas has announced that with the inking of a 32 MW contract for the extension of the Ulassai Wind Park in Italy, its global order intake in 2018 has arrived at 12,014 MW, noticeably passing 2017’s record order intake of 11,176 MW.
The 2018 order intake is based on announced orders in all four quarters of 2018 as well as unannounced orders in the first three quarters of the year. Unannounced MW of orders received in the fourth quarter of 2018 will be revealed in the annual report in February 2019.
The order is placed by Sardeolica S.r.L. and includes the supply and installation of nine V117-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode, totaling to the 48 V80-2.0 MW turbines already installed on the site.
To accommodate the site’s specific wind conditions and make the most of energy production, six of the new turbines will have a hub height of 91.5m whilst the other three will be 116.5m.
With this fresh contract, the long-term affiliation between Vestas and Sardeolica persist to grow and now, totals 128 MW of wind projects in Italy.
“This is Vestas’ first contract outside the auctions systems in Italy and therefore showcases, once again, the competitiveness and efficiency of wind energy. Since 2012, when the country held its first auction, Vestas has achieved more than 1 GW in order intake derived from auction-wins in Italy,” says Rainer Karan, General Manager of Vestas Mediterranean Eastern Cluster.
“In this regard, this new contract represents a great step on the country’s transition towards renewable energy and we are so proud to be part of this milestone,” he added.
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