A world where we are relentlessly committed to Wind taking its place alongside Oil & Gas: focusing our 30 years of pioneering expertise, our IP, our R&D centres (the largest in the world) and our people on one pure goal – generating and sustaining the greatest return on wind for our customers.
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.
Type: two helical stages and one planetary stage
Pitch regulated with variable speed
One of the first steps in planning a wind power plant is to obtain financing for the project.
When banks consider the financing of a wind power project, they tend to focus on the underlying credit-worthiness of the project participants. That’s why it’s good to choose Vestas. We’re a global organisation built on 25 years’ experience in the wind industry, and we have installed over 43,000 turbines worldwide. In the eyes of your lenders and investors, that makes us a reliable and trustworthy partner for your wind power project. We can contribute to the success of your financing by providing business case certainty through our proven technology and product reliability.
Policy and Regulatory Framework
In the planning phase of a wind power plant, it’s crucial to know about the policies and regulatory frameworks that are in place locally in the markets, as well as the enforcement of rules relating to wind energy.
The mission of Vestas specialised departments for policy and regulatory framework is a simple one: to maximise business case certainty for wind power projects through policy recommendations.
Onshore or offshore wind power plants
The offshore potential for wind energy is enormous. If offshore wind farms covered just 10 per cent of the North Sea, they could generate electricity equivalent to the total annual consumption of the 27 members of the EU.
Our offshore track record : At Vestas, we focus on reduced energy costs. Since 1995 we have installed more than 580 offshore wind turbines, providing a total capacity of over 1400 MW.
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 and expertise, Vestas is able to optimise the layout of even the most complex sites, by considering turbine choice and micro-siting.
Support for grid code compliance
Grid codes specify the electrical performance and documentation that a wind power plant needs to gain connection to a grid. Demonstrating grid code compliance and achieving a grid connection agreement are therefore essential milestones in the development of a wind power plant project - which is where Vestas comes in.
How Vestas can help you connect
We provide support in assessing and optimising the overall electrical configuration and performance of a wind power plant, so that the increasingly challenging requirements of grid connection are met.
Technical information is key during the planning and sales process of a wind power plant, as it enables you to make informed purchase decisions that improve your business case certainty.
The need for a more thorough knowledge and insight into our products is occasionally identified by the customer. Vestas therefore offers a technical due diligence to the customers of large wind projects in the last phase of the sales process. A technical due diligence assessment is an investigation that includes technical documentation and processes for the lifetime of the wind power plant.
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.
Once the wind power plant is up and running, the operator want to ensure it consistently performs at its best. It’s therefore crucial to monitor and control the performance of the turbines, which is where our state-of-the-art SCADA-system, VestasOnline®, comes in.
SCADA stands for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. It is a system that monitors and controls the wind power plant. VestasOnline®, our SCADA system, comprises the following components: