Vestas introduces new options for customers

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Flexible full service offerings and higher towers – Vestas responds to customers’ needs.


Vestas’ customers in Central and Eastern Europe are being introduced to new options that can increase the productivity of their wind farms for the long term.

Active Output Management and higher tower heights are being rolled out as Vestas aims to help customers optimize energy output and ensure productivity and profitability.

Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 is new level of agreement between Vestas and its customers.

AOM guarantees a defined turbine availability and productivity, giving the customer a better business case and the security that the turbine will provide revenue – guaranteed. AOM 4000 ensures the highest possible output at all times, so customers’ return on investment is more secure.

High expectations are formalised – liquidated damages and bonuses are in the contract, and scheduled as well as unscheduled maintenance and consumables are included. Flexibility and convenience are achieved through minimum paperwork and a fast and transparent settlement of claims.

AOM takes the business case for wind turbines to the long-term – 20 years – giving customers more flexibility and reflecting their demands to manage wind turbines in a predictable and consistent way over the 20 year lifespan of a turbine.

This kind of service is made available from Vestas, thanks to our deep understanding of our products – based on years of collected performance data from thousands of turbines worldwide and analyzing this data to bring greater knowledge and value to our relationships with our customers. AOM 4000 reflects our confidence in our turbines’ quality and performance.

Maximizing or optimizing wind resources means putting the turbine in the ideal locations – and in many parts of Germany and elsewhere in Europe, this means higher towers. In forest areas, for example, winds can become turbulent and force developers to seek higher hub heights in order to harness the wind resources.

Vestas will be introducing towers with a hub height of 140m for the new V112-3.0 MW turbine in order to give customers more flexibility with forested sites and sites requiring higher hub heights. These new tower heights will be available from Q3 of 2011.

About Vestas
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 41,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by more than 40 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology, with a history of technological innovation and over 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining wind turbines. Vestas was a pioneer in the wind industry and started to manufacture wind turbines in 1979. In 1987, the company began to concentrate exclusively on wind energy.

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