Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order of 15 V117-3.3 MW turbines for the Florida II project in Uruguay's Department of Florida.
According to Vestas, the order was placed by Glymont SA, a project company jointly owned by Akuo Energy and Eurus Energy America.
The order calls for the supply, installation and commissioning of 15 V117-3.3 MW wind turbines, which Vestas says are ideal for the medium- and low-wind sites and high turbulence found in Uruguay's Florida Department.
Wind turbine delivery is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected for the third quarter of 2016.
The project is an extension of the Florida I wind farm, which Akuo Energy SAS developed two years ago. Underlining Vestas' ability to deliver projects in emerging wind energy markets, the project will add to the 311 MW Vestas has already installed in Uruguay. The electricity generated by Florida II will be directly purchased by UTE, Uruguay's state-owned grid operator.
‘Florida II will be Akuo's third wind project in Uruguay, resulting in a total installed capacity of 142 MW – making us one of the three largest independent power producers in the country,’ says Eric Scotto, CEO and co-founder of Akuo Energy.