Vestas Bags Wind Orders Worth 500 MW in Brazil and USA

Global wind energy major Vestas has announced that it has secured two orders for almost 500 MW of wind energy projects in Brazil and USA.

In Brazil, the firm has signed a new agreement with Casa dos Ventos for the 360 MW Babilônia project, located in the cities of Morro do Chapéu and Várzea Nova, in Bahia. As the fourth contract between the companies in just two years, the order takes the cooperation past the 1.5 GW mark and highlights Casa dos Ventos’ position as Vestas’ largest customer in Latin America and one of the largest investors in the development of wind projects in Brazil.

The order includes 80 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.

“This order underlines the strong partnership we have with Casa dos Ventos and our shared vision for a sustainable future,” said Eric Gomes, Sales Director at Vestas in Brazil. “Only two months after the launch, we have already reached more than 1.3 GW in order intake in Brazil for our new 4.5 MW Power Optmised Mode upgrade for the V150-4.2 MW turbine.”

Most of the project’s output will be used by Casa dos Ventos to supply corporate customers with renewable energy through corporate power purchase agreements (PPA), yet a portion will be dedicated to serve the regulated market as a result of the A-6 auction, held in 2019. The delivery of wind turbines is planned for the second half of 2022, with commissioning scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.

In the USA, the firm has received a 138 MW order to repower a wind project. With this order, the firm will replace 73 existing V80-1.8 MW turbines with a total of 73 V110-2.0 MW turbines, including previously purchased 2 MW components.

The order includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset. Turbine delivery will begin in the second quarter of 2021 with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

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