Vestas Selected as EPC Service Provider For South African Wind Project

Vestas has developed a full EPC solution for the 35 MW Wesley wind project located at the Eastern Cape.

Vestas EPC

Leveraging its extensive project management experience and product expertise, Denmark-based wind energy major, Vestas has developed a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solution for the 35 MW Wesley wind project located at the Eastern Cape.

The order is placed by EDF Renewables and adds to Vestas’ more than 100 successfully executed EPC projects, totaling more than 4 GW capacity around the world.

The contract comprises supply, installation and commissioning of ten V126-3.45 MW turbines, as well as the project’s full scope civil and electrical works. Upon completion of the project, Vestas will commence a 15-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000) as well as a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution.

“We are proud to be chosen as the solution provider for this wind project at the Eastern Cape. This turnkey project highlights our ability to deliver cost-competitive, customised solutions that ensure a solid business case for our long-term and highly-valued customer EDF Renewables”, states Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.  

Deliveries are expected to begin in the first half of 2020 while commissioning is planned for the second half of 2020.

Recently, the wind major had bagged another order from EDF Renewables for supplying 249 MW of turbines for the Las Majadas wind project in Texas. Vestas will supply its V120-2.2 MW turbines for the 273 MW project. The full project size includes previously purchased 2 MW Vestas PTC components.

The firm has also secured an order from Nordic clean energy company Fortum, for the 90 MW wind project Kalax in the province of Närpio in Western Finland,  the first large-scale wind energy project the company is executing in its home country.

The company has also recently launched a new wind turbine with aims to meet the market constraints and reduced LCoE demands of the US wind power sector. Based on the scalable EnVentus platform architecture, the V138-3.0 MW’s 138m rotor provides a large rotor-size-to-generator-rating ratio, strengthening Vestas’ portfolio of turbines through superior park level energy production, higher certainty in performance, and reduced levelised cost of energy.

Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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