Vestas has signed a 58 MW engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Cherry Tree Wind Farm, located near Seymour in Victoria, Australia.
Cherry Tree Wind Farm has been developed by Vestas’ long term Australian customer Infigen Energy and sold to the John Laing Group today in conjunction with the project achieving financial close. John Laing is an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects and will own and fund the Cherry Tree Wind Farm going forward.
The project will feature 16 Vestas V136-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode and a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, which will include a full-scope service package to maximise energy production for the entire asset, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the wind turbines, electrical and civil balance of plant.
Vestas and Infigen Energy have worked together on five projects in Australia over the past 14 years, and Vestas is currently servicing Infigen’s entire operating fleet including all their Suzlon turbines.
“Vestas and Infigen Energy have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, and we are proud to continue our support with the Cherry Tree project,” said Vestas Asia Pacific President, Clive Turton, “we also look forward to constructing and servicing the Cherry Tree Wind Farm under John Laing’s ownership”.
“Vestas is a trusted partner of Infigen Energy with a proven track record in the market and provides competitive solutions supported by a long-term service commitment”, said Infigen Energy, Managing Director, Ross Rolfe.
Commercial operations at Cherry Tree Wind Farm are scheduled to commence in first half of 2020.