Vestas, designer, manufacturer, and installer of onshore and offshore wind energy turbines, announced this Friday it has secured orders in Latin and North America that total 486 megawatts. The order further positions Vestas as a world leader in wind energy solutions.
Firstly, the company signed a new agreement with Casa dos Ventos for a 189 MW wind project in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. This is, in fact, the fifth contract between the companies. The order aims to establish cooperation to surpass the 1,7 GW mark; and also to position Vestas as Casa dos Ventos’ most significant customer in Latin America.
Moreover, the order includes 42 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines. Vestas will deliver the devices in a 4.5 MW Power Optimized Mode; along with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract. Such an agreement would allow Vestas to optimize further the energy production of the turbines for the lifetime of the project.
In addition, Casa Dos Ventos will use the output of the project to supply corporate customers with renewable energy through corporate power purchase agreements. Lucas Araripe, director of new business at Casa dos Ventos, also said about the matter. “This new agreement and the new project reinforce our leading role in supporting corporate customers in their transition to sustainable and low-cost energy consumption.”
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Furthermore, Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America, commented. “We are happy with the long-term partnership with Casa dos Ventos. 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.”
On the other hand, the company also revealed that it has secured a 297 MW order for an undisclosed wind project in Canada. This order consists of a mix of 45 V150-4.5 MW turbines; and 22 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in a 4.3 MW operating mode.
Additionally, the order includes supply, transport, and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 25-year AOM 5000 contract.
Finally, for the Brazil project, the turbine delivery will begin in the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024; with commissioning scheduled for the second quarter of 2024; while for the Canada project, delivery will begin in the third quarter of 2022; with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023.