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Vestas secures 396MW contract for a wind project in Australia


Vestas, the global leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of onshore and offshore wind energy turbines, announced this Wednesday it has secured a big contract in Australia in partnership with Tilt Renewables.

The contract is for 396 megawatts for Rye Park Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The company will supply and install 66 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines in 6.0 MW operating mode for the project.

In addition to the turbines, the company will deliver a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement upon completion of the project. The AOM intends to optimize energy production while also providing long-term business case certainty. According to the company’s statement, the project is Vestas’ second largest in Australia. It is also the largest wind farm in New South Wales.

As outlined above, the contract comes in partnership with Tilt Renewables, which is now part of the leading Australian renewable energy generator Powering Australian Renewables. Tilt Renewables is a top owner, operator, and developer of renewable energy and storage projects in Australia.

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Vestas to deploy top-notch technology turbines

On the other hand, the Rye Park Wind Farm is the second project in Asia Pacific to feature the EnVentus platform. The EnVentus platform is a next-generation turbine architecture. It delivers a higher level of robustness and performance; with the ability to create an even more finely matched combination of turbines. Consequently, the farm would be able to harness more wind energy.

Once completed, the Rye Park Wind Farm will provide clean energy for the equivalent of 215,000 homes each year; it will also create around 250 jobs during the peak of its construction. Also, up to 10 ongoing regional jobs during its operational life. Deliveries by -Vestas will begin in the third quarter of 2022.

Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific, said. “As the largest provider of sustainable energy solutions, both globally and nationally, Vestas is particularly pleased that long-standing customers like Tilt Renewables, and now PowAR, continue to choose our leading technology, technical and construction capability; and integrated power and service solutions. We look forward to continuing to champion their ambitious vision of sustainability in Australia.”

Finally, Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand, said. “Vestas values our partnership with Tilt Renewables and PowAR as we build on our existing footprint of nearly 400 MW of wind energy in Australia.”

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