Vestas has received two separate wind turbine orders in Greece and Argentina. Together, the firm and unconditional orders total 268 MW.
Vestas’ order for the 48 MW Petalas wind park – located in the region of Aitoloakarnania in western Greece – comprises 24 V100-2.0 MW turbines. It was placed by Protergia S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mytilineos Holdings S.A.
The contract includes the supply and installation of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 4000 service agreement to maximize energy production. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the fourth quarter.
“We are very happy to work once again together with Vestas on a large wind park in Greece. Petalas is the sixth consecutive cooperation between our companies, totaling 130 MW,” says Dinos Benroubi, CEO of Protergia.
Vestas says it pioneered the Greek wind market in 1986 and has since installed around 1.3 GW in the country.
Separately, Vestas received two orders from Genneia S.A. for a total of 220 MW for phase I and II of the Puerto Madryn project in Argentina.
Genneia S.A., Argentina’s largest wind energy supplier in terms of installed capacity, is contracting for 62 V126-3.45 wind turbines. The turbines will be installed in wind parks located close to Puerto Madryn in Chubut, one of the windiest regions in the country, says Vestas.
Walter Lanosa, CEO of Genneia S. A., says, “Our long-lasting business relationship with Vestas is delivering very good results for both companies. We started making business together when we signed Rawson I&II in 2010, Argentina’s largest wind park at the time. In 2016, we signed the extension of Rawson wind park for phase III that is currently under construction, and with all these new projects, it is great to see that we have come this far together.”
The order comprises the supply and installation of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement. Commissioning for phase I and II is expected in the third quarter of 2018 and 2019, respectively.