Vestas has secured an order for six V110-2.0 MW and nine V126-3.3MW turbines for the 41.7 MW Lacedonia wind power plant in the Campania region, south-western Italy.
The order was placed by Alisea SRL, a subsidiary of the German-based BayWa AG. The contract comprises the supply, installation and commissioning of the 15 wind turbines as well as a 10-year full scope Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Turbine delivery is expected in the third quarter of 2015, with commissioning by the fourth quarter of 2015. Once installed, the Lacedonia wind power plant will produce approximately 131,000 MWh per year, providing clean energy to more than 113,400 people in Italy.
“At Vestas, we are committed to continuous improvements in technology, service and operational excellence to reduce the levelised cost of energy and make wind energy more competitive. This new order for the V110-2.0 MW and V126-3.3 MW turbines consolidates this market as a destination for the latest technological developments”, says Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean.
Vestas has been operating in the Italian market since 1998 through the company Vestas Italia, part of Vestas Mediterranean, handing all sales operations and maintenance activities in Italy. The Italian sales unit is also responsible for the business development activities in 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. As of 30 September 2014, Vestas has installed 3,321 MW of wind capacity in the country.