Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has bagged supply orders for 220MW from Argentine firm Genneia.
Under the contract, Vestas will supply 62 of its V126-3.45 wind turbines for the phase I and II of the Puerto Madryn project. The financial aspects of the contract have not been revealed.
According to Vestas, its V126-3.45 turbines will be installed in wind farms in one of the windiest regions in Argentina near Puerto Madryn in Chubut province.
Along with the supply and installation of the wind turbines, the Danish firm has also committed to a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement. This was done to make sure the turbines have high energy output at the low costs for the Argentine wind energy developer.
Vestas Mediterranean president Marco Graziano said: “Our local team is working hard to meet the needs of our customers in Argentina and these new orders demonstrate their confidence in our products, our services and our people.
“It is incredibly fulfilling to see that Vestas is making headway in a key market such as Argentina”.
With the latest 220MW order, Vestas has taken its tally in Argentina to about 450MW in the last six months.
Genneia CEO Walter Lanosa said: “Our long-lasting business relationship with Vestas is delivering very good results for both companies. We started making business together when we signed Rawson I&II in 2010, Argentina’s largest wind park at the time.
“In 2016 we signed the extension of Rawson wind park for phase III that is currently under construction, and with all these new projects, it is great to see that we have come this far together.”
While the phase I of the Puerto Madryn wind project is planned to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2018, the phase II is expected to come on line in the third quarter of 2019.