Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) today announced an order for 50 MW of wind turbines from Argentine aluminum producer Aluar Aluminio Argentino SAIC (BCBA:ALUA).
The Danish wind turbine manufacturer will supply turbines for the 50-MW El Llano wind park in the province of Chubut that will provide electricity for Aluar's aluminium smelting. Vestas said the project highlights the attractive economics of wind energy for energy intensive industries. The wind farm will also help Aluar meet a requirement under the Argentinian Renewable Energy Law 27.191 that large electricity users source a portion of their demand from renewables.
The contract is for the supply and installation of 14 V126-3.45 turbines in 3.6 MW power optimised mode. It also includes a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017, with commissioning expected in the third quarter of next year.
The order comes hot on the heels of another Argentine order, for 220 MW of turbines, announced yesterday.