Vestas has received its first ever order in El Salvador for the 54 MW Ventus wind farm, which will be the country’s first utility-scale wind power facility.
Courtesy of Vestas
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order has been placed by Ventus S.A. de C.V. and Tracia Network Corporation that are both joint ventures between experienced and proven developers in the Central American region, Grupo Luz y Fuerza (GLF) and Grupo Centrans. The order derives from a power purchase agreement (PPA) and includes the supply and installation of 15 V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimised mode, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the maintenance of the project.
“This project demonstrates our commitment of investing in El Salvador and complying with the country´s objective of diversifying its energy mix” said Christopher Kafie, Ventus´ Vice President.
Agustín Sánchez Tembleque, VP Sales Region LATAM North, Vestas, added that the new milestone allows the company to extend its global footprint and reinforce its presence in Central America while continuing to support Latin America’s transition to renewables.
Turbine delivery is expected by the second quarter of 2020 while commissioning is planned by the third quarter of 2020.
In other news, Vestas has received a 454 MW order for V120-2.2 MW turbines for an undisclosed customer in the US, including supply and commissioning of the turbines and a 10-year service agreement designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. Turbine delivery will begin in the third quarter of 2019 with commissioning scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.
Vestas has also received another order, again for an undisclosed customer in the US, for a 95 MW project and a 173 MW project for V150-4.2 MW turbines with a total capacity of 102 MW and 198 MW respectively. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a multi-year service agreement. Deliveries and commissioning for both projects are expected in the third and fourth quarter of 2020.
Another order for V150-4.2 MW and V110-2.0 MW turbines for a wind project in the US includes previously purchased 2 and 4 MW components, the project having a total nameplate capacity of 242 MW. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 25-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. Turbine delivery will begin in the first quarter of 2020 with commissioning scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.