Vestas has secured 45 MW and 53 MW turbine orders for wind projects in Denmark and Uruguay, respectively.
Hogager Vindpark K/S in Western Jutland, Denmark, placed a firm and unconditional order for 21 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines – 17 of which will be delivered in power-optimized mode to 2.2 MW. The project will be located near Hogager in the municipality of Holstebro.
The order includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the towers, along with a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement. Vestas expects delivery to take place in the third quarter of the year and commissioning to take place in the fourth quarter.
According to Vestas, the order comes at a time with low energy prices and uncertainty around the long-term regulatory framework for onshore wind in Denmark.
“Denmark continues to be an important market for Vestas, and we are proud to be delivering Denmark’s soon-to-be third-largest onshore wind park,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, president of Vestas for Northern Europe. “The order is evidence of a home market with a strong local interest for onshore wind projects that we hope will be reflected in a long-term supportive framework.”
The Uruguay project will be located in Villa Pastora, which is in the southwestern province of Flores. The order for 16 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines was placed by TaxWay SA, the Uruguayan subsidiary of the Spain-based Cobra Group. This will be Cobra’s second project with Vestas in Uruguay.
The Vientos de Pastorale project will have an estimated annual production of 223 GWh – enough to cover the electricity consumption of approximately 50,000 Uruguayan households.
This order also comprises the supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 10-year AOM 4000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of the year, and commissioning is expected for the first quarter of 2017.