Glymont, a joint venture between Akuo Energy and Eurus Energy America, has awarded a contract to Vestas for the supply of 15 V117-3.3MW for the 50MW Florida II wind power project in Uruguay’s department of Florida.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year active output management (AOM) 4000 service agreement.

The company will also provide supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor data on wind turbine performance while ensuring constant optimization of power output.

Vestas Mediterranean president Marco Graziano said: "Uruguay is taking sound measures to almost triple its use of wind power and we are pleased to partner with Glymont to contribute to the developing of wind power in the country."

Vestas is scheduled to commence supply of turbines in the first quarter of 2016, while the 50MW power plant is expected to enter service in the third quarter same year.

Power generated from the facility will be sold to Uruguay’s state-owned grid operator UTE.

Akuo Energy CEO and co-founder Eric Scotto said: "Florida II will be Akuo’s third wind project in Uruguay, resulting in a total installed capacity of 142 MW, making us one of the three largest independent power producers in the country.

"Both Akuo and Eurus are pleased to partner with Vestas and are confident that its cutting-edge technologies and expertise will help us maximize the production of this wind power plant."

The Florida II project is an extension of the Akuo Energy-developed Florida I wind plant.