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Vestas wins multiple turbine orders in US

Vestas Wind Systems A/S won a 359-MW turbine order to repower three wind facilities from Phoenix Wind Repower LLC in Texas.

The company described the order as the "largest repowering order to date." Through repowering, owners and operators benefit by replacing old equipment with advanced technology while lowering operating costs.

The order requires Vestas to replace the existing clipper turbines, and install and commission V110-2.2 MW turbines at the Trinity Hills, Sherbino Mesa 2 and Silver Star wind projects. The order includes a 10-year service agreement. Phoenix Wind Repower is a portfolio investment of a fund managed by Ares Management Corp., which just acquired the three Texas wind facilities from a unit of BP PLC.

Separately, Vestas received a 122-MW turbine order from MidAmerican Energy Co. for a portion of the 2,000-MW Wind XI project in Iowa, along with a 10-year service contract. Turbine delivery is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2019, and the project is scheduled to be placed in service in fourth quarter 2019, Vestas said in a news release Dec. 28.

Vestas received a 356-MW order for another portion of the Wind XI project on Sept. 28. MidAmerican Energy is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

The Danish turbine manufacturer also announced that it secured two separate orders of 60% PTC qualifying turbine components for undisclosed clients.

The first order is for 40 MW of 4-MW platform turbine components, while the second order comprises of 22 MW of components. The company said "these components will enable future wind energy projects that complete construction by the end of 2022."