Vestas Mediterranean, a wholly owned subsidiary of Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems, has received an order from Eolica de Almatret comprising 22 units of the V90-2MW wind turbine and three units of the V80-1.8MW wind turbine for the Almatret project to be installed in the province in Lerida, in the community of Catalonia, Spain.

According to the company, the contract includes supply, installation, a five-year service agreement as well as a VestasOnline business supervisory control and data acquisition system.

The wind farm will produce approximately 120GWh per year, saving the environment from an annual CO2 emission of more than 47,000 tons. Furthermore, the wind farm will cover the annual electricity consumption of almost 26,000 Spanish households, said Vestas.

Juan Araluce, president of Vestas Mediterranean, said: “We are happy that Eolica de Almatret has chosen Vestas as a supplier for this wind power project. This new contract is a further step towards developing Vestas’s position in Catalonia.”

Vestas is a supplier of modern energy services. The company claims to have installed more than 35,500 wind turbines in 63 countries on five continents. It expects that the present wind power share of about one per cent of global power consumption will grow to at least 10 per cent by 2020. The targets for renewable power in the EU and China will account for 20 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively, in 2020, and the US is expected to adopt similar targets.