Danish wind turbine-maker Vestas has received an order from Brazilian wind developer Casa dos Ventos, to supply turbines for 151MW Folha Larga wind farm to be located in the state of Bahia.
As part of the deal, Vestas will supply 36 of its V150-4.2MW turbines for this wind farm. Each turbine has 4.2MW of power generating capacity.
As part of the deal, Vestas will also provide Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) services for the maintenance of the wind farm.
The Danish turbine-maker stated that the turbines will be manufactured locally under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME II rules, which is expected to consolidate the 4MW platform as a competitive product in the Brazilian market.
The turbines will be assembled at Vestas’ factory in Aquiraz in the State of Ceará, which in the process is also expected to generate hundreds of new jobs, once it is complete. This is part of the company’s long term commitment to the Brazilian market.
Casa dos Ventos director Lucas Araripe said: “As wind power becomes more important and Casa dos Ventos increases its investments in the sector, we are honored to count on Vestas’ support.
“We intend to begin construction in 2019 and have the wind park fully operational by 2020, ahead of its regulatory schedule.”
Turbine delivery is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2020 and the commissioning of the wind farm is expected to take place in the second quarter of the same year.
Vestas’ Brazil and Southern LATAM managing director Rogerio S. Zampronha said: “We believe the V150-4.2 MW’s introduction can break new grounds for Vestas and the wind industry in the country.
“This deal is very special because it entails a long-term service agreement with Casa dos Ventos, one of the true pioneers and leading investors in the Brazilian wind energy market.”
Recently, the company secured an order to supply for 252MW wind farm in India. The order was placed by Vivid Solaire Energy, a subsidiary of French energy company Engie.
As part of the deal, Vestas will supply 126 of its V120-2.0MW turbines for the wind farm which will be located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.