Vestas has announced that with new order for 197 MW of wind turbines, it has surpassed the 2 GW mark of order intake for its V150-4.2 MW turbine in Brazil.
Danish wind energy major Vestas has announced that with new order for 197 MW of wind turbines, the company has surpassed the milestone of 2 GW of order intake for its V150-4.2 MW turbine in Brazil, nine months after the turbine variant made its debut in the country.
Vestas has received a 197 MW order for the Folha Larga II wind park, which will be located in the municipality of Campo Formoso in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The wind park is an extension of the 147 MW Folha Larga project. Once completed, the wind park will total 344 MW of capacity. The order, placed by long-term customer EDF, includes the supply and installation of 47 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement.
The V150-4.2 MW turbines are locally produced, creating jobs and expanding Brazil’s wind energy industry and supporting the government’s initiative to promote renewables and a more sustainable energy mix.
“We are really proud to achieve this 2 GW milestone in such record time, which underlines the V150-4.2 MW turbine’s excellent fit with Brazil’s wind conditions and its unparalleled levelised cost of energy. Reaching this goal with our trusted customer EDF underlines our strong partnership in Brazil and we look forward to taking the next steps forward together”, said Rogerio S. Zampronha, Vestas managing director for Brazil and Southern LATAM.
Turbine delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2020, whilst commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2021.
The Danish firm has also announced that it has received another order from Brazilian energy company Echoenergia worth 76 MW for the third and final phase of the Serra do Mel wind project, which the first phase included Vestas’ first V150-4.2 MW turbines in Brazil. The wind park will be located in the State of Rio Grande do Norte and, once completed, will have a total capacity of 273 MW. Turbine delivery is expected by the second quarter of 2020 while commissioning in planned by the third quarter of 2020.