Vestas has secured an order from a partnership comprising InfraRed Capital Partners, Macquarie Capital and Northleaf Capital to supply turbines for 228MW Lal Lal wind farm in Australia.
As per the contract, Vestas will supply, commission and service 60 of V136-3.6MW turbines, delivered in 3.8MW power optimised mode, with a hub height of 93m. Towers for the turbines will be sourced locally to generate jobs in Victoria during construction and operations.
The order also includes a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Vestas stated that it will source 80 tower sections for the project from Victorian-based renewable energy components producer, Keppel Prince Engineering.
Vestas Asia Pacific President Clive Turton said: “Macquarie Capital has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector globally and assisting them and their partners in this Australian project demonstrates Vestas’ ability to develop solutions that meet our customers’ different needs.
“In such a competitive and dynamic market, we must continue to provide our expertise across the entire value chain to achieve the lowest cost of energy.”
Delivery of the turbines is expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year and the commissioning could begin in the third quarter of next year.
Besides this order, the Danish wind turbine-maker has secured an order to supply turbines for 66MW Toabré wind park in Panama. With this order, the company is entering the Panama market for the first time.
The order was placed by Elecnor and Vestas has agreed to supply 20 of its V117-3.45MW turbines, delivered in 3.3MW load optimised mode. With this order, the global reach of the company has reached 79 countries and also underlines the global demand for wind energy generation, Vestas said.
Elecnor has secured the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the project, which will be located across Penonomé and Antón regions in the central province of Coclé.
Turbine delivery is expected to take place in the first quarter of next year and the commissioning could happen in the last quarter.