Vestas wins orders in Brazil and Italy

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has signed an agreement with Casa dos Ventos for a 189 MW wind project in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and has also won a repowering contract in Sicily, Italy.
Vestas wins orders in Brazil and Italy
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The Brazil agreement is the fifth contract between Vestas and Casa dos Ventos, thereby taking the cooperation between the two companies past the 1.7 GW mark. Casa dos Ventos' position is Vestas' largest customer in Latin America and one of the largest investors in the development of wind projects in the country.

The order includes 42 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimised Mode as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract, optimising the energy production for the lifetime of the project.

The project’s output will be used by Casa dos Ventos to supply corporate customers with renewable energy through corporate power purchase agreements (PPA).

“We are happy with the long-term partnership with Casa dos Ventos” said Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America. “Vestas is ready to drive the energy transition forward in Brazil, a country with enormous wind potential and one that embraces renewable energies like no one else. It is our mission to increasingly expand the share of wind energy in the Brazilian energy mix, and this new agreement is another step in the right direction”.

The delivery of wind turbines is planned for the fourth quarter of 2023 and first quarter of 2024, with commissioning scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

Vestas has also received a 42 MW order for the repowering of the Monreale Partinico wind park, located in Sicily, Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of ten V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, that will replace the site’s current 19 V52-850 kW turbines. The company will also service the wind park through a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement.

The order, that has been placed by ERG Wind Energy Srl., a wholly owned subsidiary of ERG S.p.A, a leading independent producer of energy from renewable sources, was awarded at Italy’s sixth renewable energy auction.

With this project, the Vestas has secured almost 1.4 GW of contracts derived from the renewable energy auctions in Italy, where it has installed more than 4.5 GW since 1991, accounting for a market share of more than 40 percent. Turbine delivery is planned for the third quarter of 2022, whilst commissioning is expected for the last quarter of 2022.

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