Turbine manufacturer Vestas has received a 19.8 MW order for six of its V117-3.3 MW turbines for the Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm, located in Victoria, Australia. The wind farm is part of a joint venture by Eurus Energy, Windlab and local community shareholders.
According to Vestas, the agreement includes a full engineering, procurement and construction contract, as well as a long-term service agreement.
The Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm is one of three successful projects under the Australian Capital Territory Government wind auction process awarded earlier this year and is the first to achieve financial close. The wind farm is scheduled for completion in March 2016.
‘We are very pleased to be working with the Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm partners, and we thank them for their trust in Vestas to deliver this project, which will be the first Australian installation of our V117-3.3 MW turbines,’ says Gerard Carew, vice president of sales in the Asia Pacific region. ‘This project is further proof that when technology advancements combine with effective government policy, the cost of renewable energy will continue to decline.’