Vestas receives 56 MW wind energy order in India

Vestas has received an order for 34 units of the V82-1.65 MW wind turbine for the Tuppadahalli Wind Farm project in the State of Karnataka, South India.

The wind power contract comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system as well as a 7-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled to start during the fourth quarter of 2010, and the project will be completed during the second quarter of 2011.

The order has been placed by Tuppadahalli Energy India Pvt Ltd, which is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created by Acciona Energy India for the Tuppadahalli Wind Farm project.

Acciona is an existing customer of Vestas India. Prior to this order, Acciona has commissioned a total of 18 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines equaling 29.6 MW in the state of Karnataka, India. This 56 MW wind farm in Karnataka, is Acciona’s third project with Vestas in the State of Karnataka, India.

“India has huge potential for wind energy and we are delighted that Acciona Power has chosen Vestas to tap this potential. Vestas is committed to build on our long-term experience in high quality clean wind energy solutions and plays a key role in working with our customers to develop the wind sector in India,” says Vestas Asia Pacific’s President, Sean Sutton.

Vestas has been active in India for more than 10 years, and as per 30 June 2010, Vestas had installed more than 2,300 MW of wind power in India. The first V82-1.65 MW wind turbines were installed in Kongalnagaram, Coimbatore in 2004. Since then, Vestas has installed around 500 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines in India.

“We are pleased to receive this order from Acciona and we look forward to a long and valued cooperation. This repeat order shows the confidence that Acciona has in our products, technology and the business certainty that we offer to their business case,” adds Managing Director of Vestas India, Denis Koh.

“Acciona is delighted to engage in the third wind farm project with Vestas in India. This project cements Acciona’s position in the Independent Power Producer market and we are committed to increase our wind portfolio in India. Vestas has been our partner in the wind business and our relationship has been further strengthened by this project,” says Glen Reccani, Managing Director of Acciona Energy India Private Limited.