The announcement comes just a week after the Danish wind turbine maker closed a deal to supply 30 wind turbines with a total power capacity of 60 MW, for two projects being undertaken in Brazil by Atlantic Energias Renovaveis SA.
The order for the project in Puerto Rico was placed by Gestamp Wind, the wind energy division of Gestamp Renewables.
It includes the supply, delivery, installation, transportation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system, as well as a five-year service and availability agreement.
Delivery of the turbines is expected to start before the end of 2011 and the project is expected to be completed by the first half of 2012.
“We are pleased to award this project to Vestas, the world leader in wind technology and a trustworthy global partner with strong local presence,” said Javier Mateache, CEO of Gestamp Wind North America. “We are confident that the V100-1.8 MW turbine suits perfectly well the wind conditions in Puerto Rico and therefore the turbines will deliver as agreed, helping us maximizing the energy output and consequently capitalizing on our return on the investment.”
The wind power plant of this order will produce approx 52 GWh per year, which corresponds to an annual emission saving of almost 34,000 tons of CO2 compared with average Puerto Rican electricity.
“We are very glad to support Gestamp Wind in building its first wind farm in Puerto Rico. Gestamp Wind is a very important customer for Vestas and we highly value our partnership,” said Adrian Katzew, Director of Vestas Mexico, Central America & Caribbean.
“Vestas has been present in the Caribbean since 1991 and has the local knowledge, resources and capabilities needed to meet the highest standards and quality requirements for this project,” he continued. “We are confident we can further support the island in diversifying its energy mix and contribute to achieving the target of 15 per cent of renewable energy production by 2020 (ref. PRFAA – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration).”
As for the Brazilian order, the contract includes the supply, installation and commissioning of 30 V100-2.0 MW turbines for the Renascenca V and Eurus II wind parks in Rio Grande du Norte, Brazil.
The contract also includes a VestasOnline Business SCADA system and a five-year service and maintenance agreement with the Active Output Management package, AOM 5000.
Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2012, with completion estimated for the third quarter of 2013.
Thirty V100-2.0MW turbines will be supplied The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA system and a five-year service and maintenance agreement with the Active Output Management package, AOM 5000.
Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start in Q4 2012, with completion estimated for Q3 2013.
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