Vestas has received an order for 16 V112-3.0 MW turbines for the Kiyu wind farm in Uruguay. The turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2015 and commissioned by the end of that year. Taxway SA, which is fully owned by Spain-based Grupo Cobra, placed the order.
The 49 MW contract comprises delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a five-year service agreement. This service option includes the VestasOnline surveillance system to remotely control and monitor the turbines and to enable Vestas to carry out predictive maintenance.
Vestas says that once installed, the Kiyu wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of approximately 187,000 MWh, generating green electricity for more than 170,000 people in Uruguay, roughly 5% of the country's population.