Vestas, a Danish wind turbine maker, has signed an agreement to supply wind turbines to EnBW for the 900 MW He Dreiht offshore project in Germany on a conditional basis. The agreement was reached after EnBW pre-selected Vestas to supply the offshore wind turbines for the project through an EU tender process in July 2021.
Under the terms of the contract, Vestas will be responsible for supplying 64 units of V236-15.0 MW wind turbines, as well as servicing the wind project for a number of years once it is operational. The offshore wind project is located in the German North Sea, 85 km from Borkum and 104 km west of Helgoland. Vestas has also inked a conditional agreement with Cadeler, an offshore wind installation company, to transport and install the turbines for the He Dreiht wind farm. The Danish company aims to begin installing the wind turbines at the project site in the second quarter of 2025, with the wind farm expected to be commissioned later in 2025.
In May 2022, Vestas won a contract to supply and install wind turbines for the 423 MW Novo Horizonte wind park in Brazil from Pan American Energy Energias Renováveis. The wind farm, which is located in the Brazilian state of Bahia, would receive 94 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines from the company. The wind turbines would be delivered and commissioned by Vestas in 2024.
REGlobal’s Views: Vestas, like other wind turbine OEMs, has suffered due to global supply chain disruptions and shortage in raw materials. The situation has been made worse by the Russia-Ukraine crisis. However, the company has re-prioritised its strategy in certain markets and has large order pipeline which will ensure strong growth for the company.