Vestas confirms German offshore wind order

A new floating installation method will make the process quicker, less damaging to the seabed, and generally cheaper, the OEM writes about a new order with an old customer.

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Vestas now has its second firm and unconditional order in hand after reintegrating its offshore wind business. Like the first, it is a confirmation of a previously conditional contract for a project in the German part of the Baltic Sea. At the time, Parkwind's Arcadis Ost 1 project of 257 MW to be equipped with V174-9.5'ers – also the same hardware as the preceding order, Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle.

The customer is also an old returning customer. In fact, cooperation between the Danish and Belgian groups extend so far back that the first projects date back to the time before MHI Vestas was formed. The German offshore facility is the fifth Parkwind installation to feature Vestas turbines.

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