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  • Offer Profile
  • Vestas is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy - improving business case certainty and reducing the cost of energy for our customers.

    Vestas works in close partnership with customers to offer the most effective solutions towards energy independence. Our core business is the development, manufacturing, sale and maintenance of wind power plants – with competencies that cover every aspect of the value chain from site studies to service and maintenance.
Product Portfolio
  • Turbines

  • Vestas’ product development strategy going forward will be to continue to optimise our technology in order to deliver increased value to our customers and a lower cost of energy.
      • 2MW platform

      • Our 2 MW platform provides industry-leading reliability, serviceability and availability and is one of the most trusted platforms in the industry.

        With the latest addition of rotor sizes, the 2 MW platform offers a competitive selection of turbines for all wind segments. The platform’s predictability allows customers to forecast confidently, while the tried-and-tested design ensures lower cost of energy for low, medium and high-wind onshore sites, even in extreme weather conditions.

        With more than 13,000 2 MW turbines installed since 2002, the 2 MW platform has become one of the most popular platforms in our portfolio.
        You can choose from the following variants of the 2 MW platform:
          • V110-2.0 MW™

          • The V110-2.0 MW™ IEC IIIA is an extremely reliable turbine, which is documented through its strong availability and performance. This turbine allows you to increase productivity by opening up low-wind sites which were previously regarded as non-viable. To maximise power output at such locations, the turbines' 110 m rotor gains more from the available wind – starting at an incredibly low 3 m/s. With its 54 m blades, the V110-2.0 MW™ IEC IIIA delivers a notable rotor-to-generator ratio producing a remarkable capacity and yield at low- and medium-wind sites.

            Features:
            • Vestas OptiStop pitch control strategy included to reduce loads and enable a lighter structure
            • Select products from the Vestas PowerPlus™ range are added to maximise output
          • V100-2.0 MW™

          • The V100-2.0 MW™ IEC IIB turbine allows you to increase productivity by opening up low- and medium-wind sites which were previously regarded as non-viable. To maximise power output at such locations, the turbines' 100 m rotor gains more from the available wind – starting at an incredibly low 3 m/s. Thanks to the 49 m blades, the turbines deliver a notable rotor-to-generator ratio producing a remarkable capacity and yield at low- and medium-wind sites.

            Features:
            • Vestas OptiStop pitch control strategy included to reduce loads and enable a lighter structure
            • Select products from the Vestas PowerPlus™ range are added to maximise output
          • V100-1.8/2.0 MW™

          • The V100-1.8/2.0 MW™ IEC S/IEC IIIA turbines allow you to increase productivity by opening up low- and medium-wind sites which were previously regarded as non-viable. To maximise power output at such locations, the turbines' 100 m rotor gains more from the available wind – starting at an incredibly low 3 m/s. Thanks to the 49 m blades, the turbines deliver a notable rotor-to-generator ratio producing a remarkable capacity and yield at low- and medium-wind sites.
          • V90-1.8/2.0 MW®

          • The V90-1.8/2.0 MW® IEC IIA/IIIA turbines build on proven technology over several generations ensuring great reliability, serviceability and availability. The high level of availability of the V90-1.8/2.0 MW® IEC IIA/IIIA allows you to forecast confidently and strengthens the business case for investment, while their design and performance ensure that you can produce energy from low- to medium-wind sites at a low cost.
        • 3MW platform

        • Our 3 MW platform is designed for a broad range of wind and site conditions and for exceptional energy capture.

          The 3 MW platform was introduced in 2010 with the launch of the V112-3.0 MW®, and today it spans from 105 to 126 m in rotor size with a rated output power of 3300 kW.

          The 3 MW platform combines Vestas’ proven track record with our continuous efforts to improve and optimise our products, making it the obvious choice for customers looking to combine reliability with performance.

          You can choose from the following variants of the 3 MW platform:
            • V126-3.3 MW™

            • Built on the same proven technology as the V112-3.0 MW®, the V126-3.3 MW™ IEC IIIA is our best performer on low-wind sites. Equipped with the industry known structural shell blades, the blades of the V126-3.3 MW™ turbine do not weigh more than those of the V112-3.0 MW®. The 126 m rotor enables greater wind capture, which in turn produces more energy at a reduced cost. The result is exceptional profitability in areas with low wind, and new frontiers for wind energy investment.
            • V117-3.3 MW™

            • On medium wind-sites both the V112-3.3 MW™ IEC IIA and V117-3.3 MW™ IEC IIA are excellent turbine choices. A combination of the two variants can optimise your site layout and improve your production significantly. Due to the similar electrical properties, sounds emissions and nacelle design, it is easy to mix and match the turbines from the 3 MW platform to maximise production on heavily constrained sites.
            • V112-3.3 MW™

            • The V112-3.3 MW™ IEC IB is a high-wind turbine and has a very high capacity factor. Similar to the other 3 MW turbines, the V112-3.3 MW™ IEC IB turbine makes efficient use of its grid compatibility and is an optimal choice for sites with MW constraints.

              On medium wind-sites both the V112-3.3 MW™ IEC IIA and V117-3.3 MW™ IEC IIA are excellent turbine choices. A combination of the two variants can optimise your site layout and improve your production significantly. Due to the similar electrical properties, sounds emissions and nacelle design, it is easy to mix and match the turbines from the 3 MW platform to maximise production on heavily constrained sites. The V112-3.3 MW™ can be combined with the Vestas De-Icing System ensuring optimum production in cold climates.
            • V105-3.3 MW™

            • With a rotor size of V105 m, the V105-3.3 MW™ IEC IA is the turbine that fits the most severe wind conditions. It has an extremely robust design for tough site conditions and is especially suited for markets with tip-height restrictions and high grid requirements. The V105-3.3 MW™ blade is a shortened version of the proven and tested pre-preg blade used on the V112-3.0 MW®, the V112-3.3 MW™ and the V117-3.3 MW™. Like all 3 MW turbines, the V105-3.3 MW™ is equipped with a full-scale converter ensuring full compliance with the challenging grid codes in countries like the UK and Ireland.
          • Operation & Maintenance

          • AOM. Your Power - Our Commitment
            Our job really begins once your wind power plant is installed and in operation. Our philosophy is that making the most of your plant is about more than just engineering and logistics. It’s about working together – creating solutions that revolve around your specific needs and your expectations. That’s why we offer our unique AOM programme, based on three decades of industry experience. With Vestas AOM you are supported by a proven service partner –working in collaboration with you to identify, allocate, and properly manage risks, and ensure peak performance from your plant.

            Vestas is committed to the smooth running of your business - ensuring that you benefit from industry-leading performance, research, innovation, expert technical teams, and a global supply chain that is reliable, efficient and cost-effective. All of this is done with one aim in mind: to offer you predictability, and to strengthen the certainty of your business case.
              • Service Packages

              • Wind turbines need to be continually serviced to perform consistently at their best. Harsh weather conditions over the course of a turbine’s typical 20-year service life can reduce the overall performance of a site, resulting in a loss of earnings and a poor return on your investment.

                Our Active Output Management® service programme, or AOM for short, ensures the highest possible output at all times, so your return on investment is achievable and more secure.
                  • AOM 5000

                  • Minimise your lost production

                    AOM 5000 is our most comprehensive service package and includes everything necessary to maximise output, plus incentives such as an energy-based availability guarantee that aligns service and maintenance operations with low wind periods.

                    The AOM 5000 service package aims to minimise lost production for up to 10 years (with an option to renew for two additional five-year periods), together with energy-based guarantees of up to 97% (subject to site evaluation). These high expectations are formalised through liquidated damages and bonus clauses in the contract.
                  • AOM 4000

                  • Maximise uptime and performance

                    AOM 4000 is a comprehensive service package including all necessary main components and material to maximise uptime and performance.

                    The service contract covers periods up to 10 years, with an option to renew for two additional five-year periods, suitable for customers who want the traditional time-based availability guarantee of up to 97%. These high expectations are formalised through liquidated damages and bonus clauses in the contract.
                  • AOM 1-3000

                  • Risk sharing and flexible solutions

                    AOM 3000 – Share the risk
                    For a comprehensive field service package that includes consumables and spare parts, AOM 3000 represents the value option for the risk-averse customer. It takes the benefits of the AOM 2000 agreement to the next level by including both fixed-price scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, maximising the reliability of your turbines. Only main components are excluded from the package, so by shifting the risk of repairs to Vestas, business case certainty is increased.
                     
                  • Spare Parts

                  • Our supply chain has global coverage, ensuring on-time delivery in remote locations both on and offshore, with a rapid repair loop for components.

                    Our warehouses strategically located around the world enabling parts to be sourced with minimium cost and delivery times.

                    Stock is continually managed and replenished through kanban systems and forecasting. Wherever you are, you always get the right parts at the right time – and always with the highest quality.
                • VestasOnline® SCADA

                • Hit your production targets
                  To reach your commercial goals, you need to maximise production and minimise downtime. VestasOnline® Business, our unique Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) tool developed by electrical system engineers and wind turbine specialists, will help you achieve just that

                  Sharpen your business performance
                  VestasOnline® Business allows you to communicate with third party service providers to support your power forecasting and trading. What’s more, the monitoring and control technology can be easily integrated into your second-level system. VestasOnline® Business offers up to 500 1Hz online signals from each turbine.

                  Depending on the type of wind power plant, we offer two VestasOnline® packages:
                  • VestasOnline® Compact - for smaller wind farms with up to 10 turbines, the system can be installed in the base of the turbine.
                  • VestasOnline® Business - for larger wind farms or for customers who want advanced reporting, higher redundancy or advanced control and monitoring functionality.
                    • VestasOnline® Power Plant Controller

                    • Achieving worldwide grid compliance
                      The VestasOnline® Power Plant Controller is the first controller on the market fully dedicated to wind power plants. This state-of-the-art technology secures worldwide grid compliance at the point of common coupling for all known grid codes.

                      Fast, reliable, real-time control with multiple control functionalities
                      VestasOnline® Power Plant Controller controls the output of the wind power plant at the point of common coupling. Working independently of the SCADA system, the Power Plant Controller accurately monitors and controls each wind turbine.
                    • VestasOnline® Business

                    • All the data you need
                      In the wind energy business, knowledge is power. The VestasOnline® Business system monitors not only wind turbines, but also meteorological stations and grid stations, compiling the data to produce critical reports including:
                      • Production charts
                      • Event and alarm notifications
                      • Performance and power curve reports
                      • Point of common coupling measurements
                      • Intelligent control

                      VestasOnline® Business measures and records output at the point of common coupling, ensuring output is constantly optimised. For flexibility and compliance with local requirements, our technology also features advanced ramp rates and scheduling functions, keeping you one step ahead of the game at all times.
                    • VestasOnline® Compact

                    • VestasOnline® Compact
                      A lighter solution for smaller plants, VestasOnline® Compact II features:
                      • Industrial PCs installed at the bottom of turbine towers.
                      • An overview of power production, turbine status and statistics for the entire plant – with the ability to stop and start all turbines with a single command.
                      • Basic reporting and data export features.
                      • Transfer of alarms and status messages into emails.
                  • Vestas Forecasting™

                  • Backed by 30 years of wind experience, our experts have developed advanced forecasting solutions to help make wind power more predictable, by delivering more accurate, site specific forecasts at turbine, park and portfolio level.

                    Our installed base comprises nearly 20 percent of the world's wind turbines, most of which are under 24/7 surveillance by our team of experts.
                    This comprehensive data set, our industry leading climate library and big data processing tools enable Vestas Forecasting™ to deliver a portfolio of forecasting products that maximise your business case certainty.
                      • VestasOnline® PowerForecast

                      • VestasOnline® PowerForecast is an advanced solution that helps make wind power more predictable, by delivering more accurate, site-specific power forecasts down to 10 minute intervals. With high forecast accuracy, complying to best practices and local grid requirements, VestasOnline® PowerForecast aids in minimising penalties and increasing revenues when participating in intraday and day-ahead markets.

                        Benefits at a glance:
                        • Makes wind power more predictable
                        • Site-specific forecasts at single turbine, park and portfolio level
                        • Tailored forecasts to specific market requirements
                        • Enables you to increase spot market revenues in intraday and day ahead markets
                        • Pre-definable forecast time horizons
                        • Easy 24/7 access via VestasOnline®
                      • VestasOnline® WeatherForecast

                      • VestasOnline® WeatherForecast delivers timely, accurate weather forecasts tailored to the needs of the wind industry with global coverage.

                        WeatherForecast delivers a multi-variable set of site-specific weather data, providing up to 10 day forecasts given at any wind farm location.

                        Benefits at a glance:
                        • Site-specific data across a wide range of meteorological variables
                        • Customisable time horizon, up to 10 days
                        • Tailored alerts and reports to increase safety and reduce risks
                        • Reports can be downloaded, saved and compared
                        • Easy 24/7 access via VestasOnline®
                        • Multiple data delivery channels
                      • VestasOnline® SeasonalForecast

                      • VestasOnline® SeasonalForecast delivers a wind power energy production forecast for your wind park, 4 months in to the future. Historical, present and future variability across geographical regions is critical in optimising wind park performance and your business case.

                        Benefits at a glance:
                        • Forecasts 4 months in advance
                        • 12 months of historical data, so you can look back on production data to better plan for the future
                        • Access to monthly wind index data, dating back to 1 January 2000
                        • Wind Index Maps visualize varying wind patterns across your power plant
                        • Easy 24/7 access via VestasOnline®
                        • Export your data for your own analysis
                      • IceForecast

                      • Vestas IceForecast is a proven and unique service, offering forecast of icing-risk conditions covering both Vestas and non-Vestas turbines worldwide.

                        Benefits at a glance:
                        • Improved safety in wind park management
                        • Helps reduce loads and equipment damage due to ice
                        • Optimised planning for service, maintenance and down time
                        • Informed, confident decision making with email alerts
                        • Global coverage
                        • Layout and content customisable based on your needs
                    • Options & Solutions

                        • Project Planning

                        • When you’re planning a wind power plant, you need to consider a broad range of factors over the entire lifecycle of the project. These range from financing and siting, to grid requirements and the regulatory framework.

                          Having installed more than 50,000 wind turbines throughout the world, we have remarkable expertise in these areas. We work closely with our customers during the planning phase to capitalise on this knowledge and build successful projects.
                            • SiteHunt®

                            • To estimate the energy production of a wind power plant, it is essential to have exceptional knowledge of the wind resource. With our extensive experience, we are able to optimise the layout of even the most complex sites using our SiteHunt® tool.

                              SiteHunt® is an advanced analytical tool that examines a broad spectrum of wind and weather data to evaluate potential sites and establish which of them can provide the optimum conditions for your project.

                              Vestas’ SiteHunt® puts at your disposal a proven and well-documented method of assessing the financial feasibility of a future wind power plant, lowering the cost of energy and maximising the return on your investment.
                            • SiteDesign®

                            • SiteDesign® optimizes the layout of your wind power plant through a sophisticated analysis of lifetime energy costs for each turbine. This is achieved by striking the most effective balance between a layout that maximises expected revenue, and one that reduces estimated operating and maintenance costs based upon Vestas’ deep knowledge into turbine components and operating data from global wind power plants. Put simply, SiteDesign® finds the balance between the estimated ratio of annual revenue to operating costs.

                              Vestas’ SiteDesign® enables you to assess the production and operating costs of a complex wind energy site over the long term, and configure the optimal location and operational strategy of individual turbines accordingly.

                              SiteDesign® is a crucial step in determining a project’s true potential, and provides a much firmer basis for investment decisions.
                            • Electrical PreDesign

                            • The complexity and specific requirements of grid connections vary considerably across the globe, making the optimal design of electrical components for your wind power plant essential.

                              By identifying grid codes early in the project phase and simulating extreme operating conditions, Electrical PreDesign provides you with an ideal way to build a grid compliant, productive and highly profitable wind power plant. It allows customised collector network cabling, substation protection and reactive power compensation, which boost the cost efficiency of your business.
                          • Turbine Options

                          • An option is an extra feature that can be added to the turbine to suit a project’s specific needs. By adding options to the standard turbine, we can enhance the performance of the wind power project – and the business case certainty of the investment. Here are some of our options, although their availability will differ from country to country and from turbine to turbine.
                              • Fire Suppression System

                              • Obstacle Collision Avoidance System (OCAS™)

                              • Shadow Detection System

                              • Increased Cut-In Wind Speed

                              • Load and Power Modes

                              • Condition Monitoring System

                              • Vestas De-icing System

                              • Aviation Markings

                              • Copper Caps

                              • Yaw Power Back Up

                            • Construction & Installation

                            • During the construction phase, the wind power plant is built and connected to the grid. There is a huge number of tasks to be carried out by both the developer and Vestas to ensure this happens efficiently and effectively.

                              Precisely who does what will differ from project to project depending on the risk profile. Working closely with the client, we can provide everything from an inclusive package, where we supply, install and calibrate the plant, to simply supplying the turbines.

                              By choosing Vestas as your partner, you benefit from our vast knowledge and experience of different wind environments all over the world, together with our unrivalled project management skills, from design integration of every piece of the wind power plant, to high quality manufacturing and transport and construction expertise.
                                • EPC - Engineering Procurement Construction

                                • In EPC agreements we are responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project. Depending on the scope of supply, an EPC project may include everything from the design specification, procurement and manufacture, to the complete installation and commissioning of the wind turbines and balance of the plant, such as road construction, crane hard standings, HV transformer and substation protection equipment, and the advanced SCADA system.
                                • Scope of Supply

                                • Effectively managing your project’s scope of supply is an important factor in minimising the risk. We have designed a number of flexible solutions for optimising scope of supply to meet every customer requirement.

                                  We generally offer the following scopes of supply:
                                  Supply and supervision: As well as supplying the turbines, we supervise their installation and commissioning on site.

                                  Supply and commission: We provide manpower to help get the turbines up and running. We may also provide transport if you need it.

                                  Supply and installation: In addition to the above, we procure and supervise the cranes for installing your wind turbines, provide the manpower to install and commission the turbines, and, if required, we can also transport them from the factory to the site.
                              • Plant Optimisation

                              • To gain the most out of your investment in wind, it is important to continuously optimise your wind power plant throughout its lifetime. With Vestas' substantial knowledge of optimising wind power plants we can support you with innovative software and solutions which can help increase the production and profitability of your wind power plant.

                                “We take pride in improving the reliability and performance of the turbines operating around the globe. As our dedicated service organisation is always close at hand, you can quickly reap the benefits of the upgrades”
                                  • Maintenance Optimisation

                                  • Power plant owners who are taking on maintenance tasks themselves can benefit from Vestas' substantial knowledge of maintenance optimisation. A range of solutions created by Vestas are available for power plant operators who are interested in improving their maintenance operations and reducing costs.

                                    To learn more about our portfolio within product optimisation please contact your local Vestas representative.
                                  • Safety & Environment

                                  • Working with wind turbines is not without risks. Heavy components in production, dizzying heights and unpredictable weather conditions during construction and service, all add up to a challenging work environment. But we refuse to accept that accidents are inevitable. Safety is paramount at Vestas, starting at the top with senior management. Individual employees also shoulder responsibility for their own well-being and the well-being of others. At a minimum we operate to the safety standards of OHSAS 18001 certification.

                                    In terms of environment, Vestas has set two ambitious targets for 2015 – to enable the highest possible MWh output per turbine weight and to use materials which have the lowest embedded greenhouse gas emissions, ensuring that our turbines are constructed from the most easily-accessible and renewable resources.

                                    To learn more about our portfolio within product optimisation please contact your local Vestas representative.
                                  • Vestas PowerPlus™

                                  • Vestas PowerPlus™ is a range of upgrades dedicated to improving the performance of existing wind power plants. By optimising turbine control parameters and aerodynamic performance the power production of your wind turbines can be enhanced by up to 5%*. Vestas PowerPlus™ consists of three product offerings:

                                    Power Uprate increases the nominal power output by optimizing turbine control parameters

                                    Extended Cut Out captures the full potential of high wind by extending cut out and re-cut in wind speeds

                                    Aerodynamic Upgrades are specifically designed for Vestas blades to improve aerodynamic performance