Danish turbine maker Vestas to close Spanish assembly plant

The move will affect all of its 362 employees at the factory

Vestas turbine deployment reached new heights in 2017

Vestas retained the top spot as the largest turbine provider for onshore wind power in 2017. That’s according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which show just under 47GW of onshore wind turbines were deployed around the world in 2017, with four manufacturers accounting for more than half of this share. These […]

Vestas buys US energy analytics company

Wind turbines manufacturer Vestas is buying a US energy analytics company in a $100 million (£71m) deal. Utopus Insights develops and offers software tools to renewable energy producers, operators, manufacturers as well as transmission and distribution firms. Vestas says the buyout will allow the company to “seize digital opportunities” and expand its service offering to […]

Vestas joins RE100 clean energy initiative

Renewable energy developer Vestas has joined the RE100 network of international firms committed to getting 100% of their electricity from clean sources. Led by The Climate Group and CDP, the initiative aims to accelerate the global transition towards a net-zero emissions economy. In addition to designing, manufacturing and managing products to generate clean energy, Vestas […]

Tesla-Vestas team up for $160m solar, wind, storage project

Construction of a $160 million (£94.8m) project combining solar, wind and storage is set to begin in Australia as it reached financial close. Tesla will be providing the battery storage while Vestas will supply 12 turbines for the Kennedy Energy Park, which will be connected to the national electricity network via a single connection point. […]

Vestas and Tesla team up on battery storage

Vestas has confirmed it is working with Tesla to develop new battery storage technologies. The Danish wind energy giant and the clean technology manufacturer aim to find better ways of storing the excess energy created by wind turbines. This stored power would then be efficiently discharged when the wind isn’t blowing but electricity is required. Vestas […]

Vestas reclaims spot as top turbine maker

Danish wind giant Vestas reclaimed the spot as top onshore turbine manufacturer in 2016. That’s according to figures compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which show the firm’s products were used to install 8.7GW of wind capacity, totalling 16% of all onshore wind installations last year. The company’s return to the top spot was largely due to a strong push […]

Vestas wins 76MW wind order in South Korea

Vestas has won a contract to supply turbines for a wind project in South Korea. The company claims it will be the nation’s largest wind farm in 10 years. The Danish manufacturer will also be responsible for the supervision of the turbine installations. Jung Maeng Hwa, General Manager of development and construction firm Hanwha E&C, […]

Vestas wins 93MW order in Finland

Vestas has been awarded a contract to supply wind turbines to a project in Finland. The Simo III wind farm is expected to have a capacity of 93MW. The Danish manufacturer claims it will be the largest wind project in the country. It will deliver 27 turbines with a capacity of 3.45MW each. Vestas will also install and […]

Vestas wins 24MW wind order in Vietnam

Vestas has been awarded a contract to supply turbines for a wind project in Vietnam. The Phu Lac wind park is expected to have a capacity of 24MW. The company will deliver 12 turbines with a capacity of 2MW each. Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific and China said: “Wind power is an independent, […]