Vestas receives order for 25 MW wind turbines in the Dominican Republic

The wind energy order comprises delivery and installation of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system, as well as a two-year service and availability agreement. Delivery is scheduled to start in December 2010, and the wind farm will be completed during Q2 2011.

The order has been placed by the Electricity Generating Company Haina, SA (EGE Haina). EGE Haina is the largest electricity producer in the Dominican Republic, currently operating 11 electric power generation units at six plants around the country. The project will be located in the province of Pedernales in the Dominican Republic close to the south-western coast.

“Vestas Mediterranean is an organisation under constant development. We are covering a large part of the world and acquiring the rising business opportunities in different geographies. With this new project we are taking a very important first step in the Dominican Republic, a country which believes in the future of wind energy. This agreement enables us to continue adding value to the Latin American & Caribbean region, while at the same time strengthening our leading position in the market,” says Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean.

“We are happy with this contract with EGE Haina and we are pleased to see the government of the Dominican Republic’s willingness to support the development of wind energy in the country. We are very proud to take part in this important assignment,” adds Josep Cortes, General Manager of Vestas Latin America & Caribbean.

The National Energy Commission (CNE), which is the regulatory energy body of the Dominican Republic responsible for preparing the forecasts of the country’s power supply and demand, presented in 2004 the National Energy Plan for the period 2004-2015 reporting a potential of 10,000 MW in the Dominican Republic.