The V150-4.2MW turbines to be supplied by Vestas will be installed for the first time in Brazil, at Serra do Mel. The turbines will be produced locally under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME II rules.

The turbines will feature 73.7-meter blades and the industry’s tallest steel tower, which stretches nearly a quarter of a km into the air.

The V150-4.2MW turbine is one of the highest onshore low-wind turbines in the industry.

Turbines are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020 and are expected to be commissioned by the end of the second quarter of 2020.

The local production of the V150-4.2 MW model will entail new investments in the country, showcasing Vestas’ long-term commitment to the Brazilian market. The expansion of Vestas’ manufacturing setup in the country will provide Vestas’ customers with access to the company’s latest wind technology and better access to financing.

Echoenergia is mostly controlled by investor Actis, which specializes in private equity, energy and real estate asset management.

Vestas has also received a 225MW order from Central Puerto of Argentina for four wind parks of which three will be located in the Buenos Aires province and one in the Córdoba province.

The Buenos Aires order includes La Genoveva I wind park featuring 21 V136-4.2MW turbines, as well as the La Genoveva II and La Castellana wind parks comprising 11 and four V126-3.45MW turbines, respectively, which are to be delivered in 3.8 Power Optimized Mode.

The fourth project, the Achiras II wind park, in the Córdoba province will consist of 21 V136-3.45MW turbines delivered in 3.8 Power Optimized Mode.

All four projects will include five-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements.

The first project is expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2019, and the last project is expected by the second quarter 2020.

The 57 wind turbines will be manufactured at the assembly facility to be inaugurated in Campana in the Buenos Aires province. The towers will also be produced locally in partnership with Argentinian suppliers.

Earlier in 2018, Vestas announced the setting up of a new assembly facility in Argentina.