266 MW order in the USA
Vestas has received a 266 MW order to power the Goodnight I wind project, owned by Omega Energia, in Texas, USA. The order consists of 59 V136-4.5 MW turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.
“Vestas is thrilled to partner with Omega Energia, the largest renewable energy IPP in Brazil, as they enter the US market. By utilising our proven and robust 4 MW technology, Vestas looks forward to expanding wind energy in the great state of Texas alongside Omega Energia, and overseeing the successful, long-term operations of the Goodnight I wind project,” said Laura Beane, President of Vestas North America.
“Omega Energia could not have chosen a better partner to start operations in the United States. Vestas is a first-rate company, and we have extreme confidence to rely on Vestas turbines for our first project in Texas, Goodnight 1,” said Antonio Bastos, founder of Omega Energia.
The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines. Turbine delivery begins in the second quarter of 2023 with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023.
261 MW deal in Brazil
Vestas has secured a 261 MW order for the Serra das Almas wind park, which is located at the municipality of Urandi, in the state of Bahia.
The order, placed by long-term customer EDF Renewables in Brazil, includes the supply and installation of 58 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines as well as 28-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement, Vestas’ longest-term AOM in the country.
“We are delighted to engage once more in a new project with EDF Renewables, underling the strong partnership we have globally and our shared vision for a sustainable future and accelerating the energy transition in Brazil”, says Eduardo Ricotta, president of Vestas in Latin America.
“The partnership with Vestas is essential for the construction of our new undertaking in Bahia. Serra das Almas reinforces EDF Renewables´s ambitions in Brazil and our commitment towards carbon neutrality”, said André Salgado, CEO of EDF Renewables Brazil.
Vestas leads the Brazilian wind market with nearly 1,400 turbines for more than 5.4 GW wind energy operating throughout the country.
The wind turbines will be locally produced under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME rules, creating jobs, and expanding Brazil’s wind energy industry and supporting the government’s initiative to promote renewables and a more sustainable energy mix.
27 MW contract in Italy
Vestas has received a 27 MW order for the Aquilonia and Forenza wind parks, to be located in the regions of Campania and Basilicata, in Italy. The order includes the supply and installation of two V100-2.0 MW in 2.2 MW operating mode and two V126-3.45 MW wind turbines, delivered in 3.8 MW Power Optimised Mode, for the 12 MW Aquilonia wind park and four V126-3.45 MW wind turbines, delivered in 3.8 MW Power Optimised Mode, for the 15 MW Forenza project.
The order, placed by IVPC Power 10 and IVPC Power 6, both part of the IVPC Group, also includes a 10-years Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement for the maintenance of the wind parks.
“We are proud to work, once again, with our long-term partner I.V.P.C. for these two wind projects that showcase the reliability of Vestas’ technology and its 2 and 4 MW platforms when it comes to providing solutions that are customised to the specific needs of each project. These wind parks will add to the more than 5 GW of clean energy installed or under construction by Vestas in Italy”, says Vestas Head of Italy, Francesco Amati.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned by the first quarter of 2023.
39 MW order for project in Italy
PLT engineering S.r.l has placed a 39 MW order for the Borgia wind park, to be located in the region of Calabria, in Italy. The order includes the supply and installation of seven V136-4.2 MW and two V117-4.2 MW wind turbines, all of them delivered in 4.3 MW Power Optimised Mode. The contract also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the maintenance of the wind park.
“PLT energia works towards a sustainable energy development. With Vestas on our side, we have a reliable partner with whom to implement our projects through cutting-edge technology and high-quality products in order to achieve our common goal: to provide Italians with energy in harmony with the environment”, says Stefano Marulli, CEO of PLT energia.
“We are very proud to partner with PLT engineering in such a special wind park. This merchant project showcases the versatility of our 4 MW platform and its ability to deliver an extremely competitive business case. As one of Italy’s largest merchant wind projects, it also represents a great step in the transition towards a decarbonised electricity grid.”, says Francesco Amati, Vestas General Manager for Italy and Turkey.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned by the first half of 2023.
The project adds to the more than 5.4 GW of wind turbines installed or under construction by Vestas in Italy.
40 MW repowering order in Denmark
Vestas has received a 40 MW order from Eurowind Energy A/S, a long-term client, for the Nørre Økse Sø repowering project in Northern Denmark.
The order includes the supply, installation, and commissioning of 11 V126-3.45 MW turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode, which will replace the site’s current legacy wind turbines. The order underlines how new and more efficient technology can replace older assets, enabling a strong business case for repowering ageing wind farms.
The order also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Jens Rasmussen, CEO of Eurowind Energy A/S said: “We are happy to build on our extensive relationship with Vestas. The Nørre Økse Sø Wind farm will supply 33.000 Danish households with green power and will be a welcome contribution to the green transition of our energy system in Denmark. We have a long and very stable relationship with Vestas, and we look forward to begin the construction of Nørre Økse Sø together”.
“We are proud to continue to partner with Eurowind Energy A/S, one of our key customers in Europe, for a repowering project in the country where Vestas’ own journey began,” said Nils de Baar, Regional President NCE Region for Vestas. “Our strong presence at the Danish home market gives us the means to utilise our proven service offerings and extensive market experience to create maximum value for our customer’s business case”.
Deliveries and installation at the Nørre Økse Sø wind project are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023, while commissioning is planned to end in the fourth quarter of 2023.
67 MW order in Scotland
Vestas has received a 67 MW order from Red Rock Power Limited for the Benbrack wind farm located in Dumfries and Galloway in Southwest Scotland.
The order includes the supply, installation, and commissioning of 13 V136-4.5 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines in 4.3 MW operating mode. Vestas will also service the turbines under a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by Red Rock Power to supply our onshore solutions for its Benbrack wind farm as it highlights the importance of onshore wind to the UK energy security strategy,” said Juan Furones, Vice President for Vestas Sales North & West. “This project, once again, shows the applicability of the recently upgraded V136-4.5 MW wind turbine, and the V117-4.2 MW wind turbine, towards the Scottish climatic conditions”.
Benbrack’s Project Director, Jamie Grant, said: “We look forward to working with Vestas on Benbrack and are pleased to have completed an agreement before early onsite works commence in August. Vestas’ commitment to innovate and continually improve efficiency was a key driver and aligns with our long-term goals to maximise generation and asset value once in operation”.
Deliveries and installation of the wind turbines are expected to begin in early 2024, while commissioning is expected to complete by the middle of the same year.
29 MW order in Japan
Vestas has secured a 29 MW order with Shimizu Corporation for Makikawa Masaki Wind Farm project in Ehime prefecture, Japan. Owned by GF Corporation and JR East Energy Development Co., Ltd., the project will be constructed by Shimizu Corporation and will feature eight V105-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode.
Vestas will also deliver 20 years of Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service for the wind farm, providing an energy-based availability guarantee to ensure optimised performance and long-term business case certainty for the customer.
Delivery of the turbines for Makikawa Masaki Wind Farm will begin in the first quarter of 2025, with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2025.
86 MW wind park in Brazil
PEC Energia, an Engeform Energia Renovável company, has signed an agreement with Vestas to power the Serra das Vacas wind park in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
The project will feature 19 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines that Vestas will supply and install. Upon completion, Vestas will also deliver a 25-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. This agreement will optimise energy production while also providing long-term business case certainty.
With this project, Vestas surpasses the milestone of 7 GW of order intake in Brazil for 4 MW platform wind turbines since 2018, consolidating it as the best-selling wind turbine platform of all time in Brazil. Since the platform was introduced in 2010, Vestas has installed more than 57 GW of 4 MW platform wind turbines across the world.
“We are pleased with this first collaboration with PEC Energia. We are certain that the proven track record of our 4 MW platform combined with the long-term service agreement will provide the certainty they need to power their client’s business in a broad range of industries with reliable, cost-competitive, and sustainable energy” says Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America.
“This partnership confirms our commitment with renewable energy generation in Brazil. We also develop an 11 GW pipeline of wind parks, and thanks to this deal with Vestas, we expect to build and operate our best projects to deliver to our corporate clients the most competitive source of energy in Brazil” explains Gilberto Feldman, President and Shareholder of Engeform Energia Renovável.
The wind turbines will be locally produced under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME rules, creating jobs, expanding Brazil’s wind energy industry and supporting the government’s initiative to promote renewables and a more sustainable energy mix.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned for 2024.
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