Vestas receives 49 MW wind turbines order for Kiyú wind farm in Uruguay

Vestas has received an order for 16 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Kiyú wind farm in Uruguay.

The wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2015 and commissioned by the end of the year.

The order has been placed by Taxway S.A., fully owned by Spain-based Grupo Cobra.

The 49 MW contract comprises delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as a five-year service agreement (AOM 4000), which guarantees turbine availability. This service option includes the VestasOnline® surveillance system to remotely control and monitor the turbines as well as enable Vestas to carry out predictive maintenance so the turbines are operational for the maximum amount of time.

Once installed, the Kiyú wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of approximately 187,000 MWh, generating green electricity for more than 170,000 people in Uruguay, roughly five per cent of the country’s population.

Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean says: “With this project Vestas further consolidates its leadership in the Uruguayan market and further strengthens its position in the whole of Latin America. He continues: “We look forward to continue strengthening the collaboration with Grupo Cobra in this and future projects.”

As of 30 June 2014, Vestas has delivered 1,280 units of V112-3.0/3.3 MW turbines worldwide representing a total capacity of 3,867 MW.

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 52,000 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. Today, Vestas has installed turbines in 73 countries, providing jobs for approximately 17,500 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 62 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

Vestas installed its first turbine in Uruguay in 2008, and has since installed 140 MW.  Vestas has been operating in Latin America for the past two decades and has sales offices in Chile, Brazil and Mexico.  As of 30 June 2014, Vestas has delivered more than 1,800 MW to Latin America and Caribbean.