In winning this order, Vestas has designed a project solution which draws on the strengths derived from Vestas’ broad regional presence, sophisticated wind resource assessment, well-proven turbine technology and comprehensive service concepts.
One of the main goals behind the merger of Vestas’ Asia Pacific and China organisations in 2012 was to secure a leading participation in the developing wind energy markets in Asia. The closing of the Burgos order in the Philippines is an important step towards achieving this objective.
EDC and Vestas have worked closely together on the realisation of the Burgos project for more than two years. This has included efforts in support of the recent establishment in the Philippines of a regulatory framework and feed-in tariff for wind energy which has enabled EDC to commit to this project. With the continuation of this tariff structure, the Philippines will continue to hold good prospects for wind energy, which provides diversification of energy supply and reduced dependence on fossil fuel imports.
“The Burgos order is the result of a very fruitful co-operation between EDC and Vestas. EDC’s technical experience from its local power project developments and its deep understanding of the requirements of the local electricity market, combined with Vestas’ vast knowledge of the design and delivery of successful wind energy projects globally and in the Philippines, has resulted in a well optimised project,” says Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China. “I am very pleased that we have now embarked on this exciting journey with EDC.”
Once operational, the Burgos wind power plant will produce around 233,000 MWh of electricity per year, sufficient to power over a million Philippine households, and will displace around 115,000 tons of CO2 annually.
According to statistics from the Global Wind Energy Council, the Philippines, being one of the important emerging wind markets in Asia, had by the end of 2011 a cumulative installed wind capacity of 33 MW and is expected to install in excess of 500 MW by 2020 (according to forecasts by Emerging Energy Research). The Philippines’ only wind power plant in operation by the time the aforementioned statistics were compiled, was completed in 2008 utilising 20 units of the Vestas V82-1.65 MW turbine.
Vestas completed the Philippines’ first wind power plant in 2008 with a total capacity of 33 MW. Apart from this landmark project, Vestas employs more than 130 committed and passionate people in the Philippines in various business support functions, among which is Vestas’ largest IT support centre.
Today, Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 56 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
Vestas’ new 87 MW order in the emerging wind power market of the Philippines made possible through close co-operation with EDC, the Philippines’ leading renewable energy developer.
- End 2004: 25 MW (- %)
- End 2005: 25 MW (- %)
- End 2006: 25 MW (- %)
- End 2007: 25 MW (- %)
- End 2008: 25 MW (- %)
- End 2009: 33 MW (+32 %)
- End 2010: 33 MW (- %)
- End 2011: 33 MW (- %)
- End 2012: 33 MW (- %)