Vestas has secured a contract from Tilawind Corporation Tilawind Corporation, a special purpose company owned by New Tessela and Gruman Resources, to supply wind turbines for a 21MW power plant in Costa Rica.

Wind Turbines

Pursuant to the contract, Vestas will deliver and commission seven V90-3.0 MW wind turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA system as well as a ten-year Active Management Output (AOM) 5000 service agreement.

The company will begin delivery of the turbines to the plant in the province of Guanacaste in the third quarter of 2014, and the plant is likely to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The AOM 5000 service option ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing and its VestasOnline surveillance system remotely controls and monitors the turbines and supports preventive maintenance practices that minimise turbine downtime, Vestas claims.

CEO Tilawind Carlos Graffigna said when the company started planning the plant, it looked at possibilities for the project to be sustainable, profitable and successful and all criteria were met by Vestas’ V90-3.0 MW as well as the service offer proposed.

"We look forward to the installation of such a strong and proven platform and to the completion of our first Costa Rican plant with Vestas turbines," added Graffigna.

Vestas Mexico, Caribbean and Central America vice president sales Adrian Corenstein said, "We welcome Gruman Resources as a new customer for Vestas and we are confident they will achieve great return on their investment with the V90-3.0 MW turbines.

"In 2013, we delivered 144MW of wind capacity to three different projects in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America to help solidify our position in the area where we have installed more than 500MW as of December 2013."


Image: Tilawind will feature seven Vestas wind turbines. Photo: courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems.