Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a long-term service contract from Infigen for its wind portfolio of 557MW in Australia.

This is a fleet-wide long-term service agreement for turbines from Vestas and Suzlon. Under the contract, Vestas will provide long term service to all of Infigen’s Vestas wind turbines comprising 368MW and all of their Suzlon turbines coprising 189MW, across six sites in Australia.

As per the agreement, Vestas will deploy its Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service packages, where it claims to guarantee minimum yield-based availability. The agreement is effective from next January for a period between 7and 15 years, depending on the life of the wind farm.

Vestas has been servicing Infigen’s Lake Bonney I wind park when it was first connected to the grid more than 12 years ago. Under the new agreements, Vestas is making a long-term commitment to Infigen to provide optimal energy output across its fleet.

Infigen managing director Ross Rolfe said: "Vestas has a proven track record, developed over many years, for delivering high quality service and optimal asset performance, by consolidating our post-warranty services under a single provider; we believe that Vestas will assist Infigen to maximise the profitability of our operating fleet."

Vestas Asia Pacific region president Clive Turton said: “Infigen is a trusted long-term partner and we look forward to helping Infigen continue to get the best possible lifetime return on investment over their entire fleet.

"This contract underlines Vestas as the leading fleet-wide service partner in the industry and further strengthens our position in Australia’s growing market for renewable energy.”

Presently, Vestas has installed about 2GW turbines in Australia and is expected to service more than 2GW of turbines in the market, with Infigen’s agreement.

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