Vestas has received an order for 15 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for the 49.5 MW Larimar wind farm in Enriquillo, Dominican Republic.
This is the second order in Latin America that Vestas has received from Spain-based Grupo Cobra since September 2014.
The 15 wind turbines for this supply-only contract are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2015 and commissioned by the first quarter of 2016. Once installed, the Larimar wind power plant will produce approximately 227,000 MWh per year, providing green energy to more than 62,000 people in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is betting on wind energy to reduce its dependence on fossil-fuel imports to generate electricity. In 2011, Vestas installed the first large-scale wind power plant (Juancho Los Cocos) in the country. With this new order, Vestas will maintain its market leadership position in the Dominican Republic.
Pedro Cuevas, Executive Director at Grupo Cobra, states that “We are delighted to have strengthened our partnership with Vestas through this new deal. We expect the Larimar wind power plant to take wind energy a step further in this country, and we are convinced that Vestas’ contribution in offering the best in class energy solutions will pave the way for more projects to come”.
“We welcome this new order from Grupo Cobra, which enables us to further consolidate our presence in the Dominican Republic, where Vestas installed the country’s first large-scale wind farm in 2011”, says Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean.