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Vestas throwing wild after party following record year

The turbine manufacturer follows up on last year's historic order intake with the largest amount of orders for a first quarter ever. Nearly half of orders are for the most powerful turbine.

46 percent of Vestas' order intake in the first quarter was for V150-4.2 MW turbines. | Photo: Vestas

In recent years, Vestas has been following a somewhat set template: From spring, orders start to slowly roll in, often through smaller order announcements around the world until summer, in September it picks up speed with more orders and in the fourth quarter things run amok, leading up to an increasingly more impressive new year's party. Then, the company is finally able to exhale as the first quarter is usually more quiet.

But in 2019, the turbine manufacturer apparently chose to throw a solid afterparty. With the announcement of 1,380 MW in the last four days of March – not including the group of unannounced orders – Vestas has added 2,215 MW in its first quarter. This makes it the biggest amount for the first quarter ever. The same quarter three years ago, which included the major GW Fosén order, was significantly lower.

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