Vestas receives 86 MW wind power order in Brazil

Vestas has received an order for a total of 86 MW in Brazil consisting of 21 units of the V100-1.8 MW wind turbine and 16 wind turbines of the V90-3.0 MW turbine.

The wind farm projects will be located in the north-eastern Bahia state and in the Rio Grande do Norte state, respectively.

The wind energy order comprises delivery, transportation and installation of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system, as well as a 5-year service and availability agreement. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start in September 2011 and the projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

At the customer’s request, additional details about the customer and the wind farm projects cannot be disclosed.

“We are very pleased to announce this important contract, as, among other things, it shows the customer’s trust in our new product, the V100-1.8 MW wind turbine. The wind turbine is an excellent match to the Brazilian wind energy market and we look forward to introducing this new model in Brazil,” said Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean.

“Moreover, this wind power order is a perfect example of our customer’s forward-thinking approach to a growing market like the Brazilian one,” the President concluded.

In total, the wind farm plants will produce approx 370 GWh per year, saving the environment from more than 27,000 tons of CO2 on an annual basis. Furthermore, they will provide enough electricity to power almost 150,000 Brazilian households annually.