Vestas has received an order for 34 MW consisting of 17 units of the V100-2.0 MW turbine for the Palazzo San Gervasio wind farm in Basilicata, Italy.
The order has been placed by ERG Renew S.p.A (100% ERG), Italy’s largest wind energy producer, with an installed capacity of 1,062 MW in the country, and a total capacity of 1,232 MW throughout Europe.
The contract comprises installation and commissioning of the turbines together with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system.
Delivery of the turbines for the wind power plant is expected to start during the second half of 2013 and the project is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year.
“We are proud to announce the signature for the first wind power plant to be installed in the Basilicata region with Vestas’ V100-2.0 MW wind turbines,” comments Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, who continues, “We are also proud to provide our experience and quality in being a full-service partner to ERG Renew as we support their vision to further develop Italy’s wind energy sector.”
“Further developing our relationship with ERG Renew, one of the key players in wind energy production in Italy, is part of our continuous efforts to be closer to our customers and provide them with solutions tailored to their needs,” states Rainer Karan, General Manager, Vestas Italia, who continued: “This confirms Vestas’ leadership position in the market, as well as our aim to continue being the main player in the country also with the newly introduced auction system.”
This wind power plant will produce approx. 97 GWh per year, which corresponds to an annual saving of almost 39,000 tons of CO2 emissions. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 85,000 people in Italy.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ around 49,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.
Vestas has received an order for 17 V100-2.0 MW turbines for Italy.
Vestas has been operating in the Italian market since 1998 through the company Vestas Italia which is the sales unit in Vestas Mediterranean handing all sales operations and maintenance activities in Italy. The Italian sales unit is also responsible for the business development activities in the markets of Switzerland, the Balkans, Libya, Egypt and Jordan.
Vestas Italia’s headquarters and main sales office are located in Rome. The company also has an operations office in Taranto, a customer service centre in San Giorgio, as well as service and logistics facilities spread all over the country and on the main islands. In addition, Vestas currently has two production facilities for blades and nacelles in Taranto.
Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 18,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 65 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 55 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.