Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has won a service contract from Lukerg Renew, a joint venture between ERG Renew and Lukoil, for the Topolog Dorobantu wind power plant in Romania.

The 15-year contract covers 42 V90-2.0MW turbines at the plant and the last turbine is likely to be installed within April 2014.

As per the contract, Vestas provides its Active Output Management (AOM) 5000, which offers an energy-based availability guarantee, ensuring the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing.

Vestas claims the service option features the VestasOnline surveillance system, which remotely controls and monitors the turbines, and allows the operator to carry out preventative maintenance, minimising turbine downtime.

Topolog Dorobantu, which is claimed to be the first Romanian project benefiting from the new service platform, produces over 200GWh per year, which is enough to power more than 60,000 Romanian households and curb almost 110,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

Vestas Austria/Eastern Europe vice president sales Mikael Ronholm-Nielsen said the company has received the service order with an option for up to 150MW wind power plants from its customer LUKERG Renew.

"We are happy to support our customer’s business case with our 30 years of wind energy experience and modern Active Output Management service package.

"This contract underlines LUKERG Renew’s confidence in our expertise and in our capability to provide the optimal service for their large wind power plants in an important market such as Romania," added Ronholm-Nielsen.