Terna Energy flagship project to be located on uninhabited Agios Georgios island, off the coast of Attica, Greece; the onshore wind farm has unique technical characteristics.
The 73.2 MW order was placed by Terna Energy of Greece, a long-standing Vestas partner that has installed more than 350 MW in the country. The contract for the Agios Georgios wind power plant consists of nine V90-3.0 MW turbines and 14 V112-3.3 MW machines.
The order also comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 agreement, a full-scope service package to maximise uptime and performance. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015 and the wind power plant is expected to start production by end of the year and be fully commissioned in the second quarter of 2016.
“The Agios Georgios wind farm will utilise the vast Aegean Sea wind resources to produce clean energy and transport it through a dedicated submarine cable connection to a major demand centre in Attica. This project demonstrates once again our deep commitment to the Greek wind energy market. With this new order our long-lasting partnership with Vestas has taken another step forward”, says Manolis Maragoudakis, CEO of Terna Energy.
Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean, comments, “We feel particularly proud of this project. Vestas has been present in Greece since 1986, but this new wind power plant represents a milestone in the country, as it involves challenges in terms of transportation and distribution that are typically more characteristic of offshore projects. This new order will consolidate our position in Greece and strengthen our relationship with Terna Energy”.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 52,700 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 delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 19,300 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 64 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.