Enel contracts Vestas for 294 MW of wind projects in S Africa

The V136-3.45 MW turbine. Source: Vestas Wind Systems (www.vestas.com).

October 19 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) will install two wind farms totalling 294 MW for Enel Green Power in South Africa.

Vestas announced in a statement today that it has won orders to supply, install and commission 70 units of its V136-4.2 MW turbines, delivered in 4.2 MW Power Optimised Mode, for the Karusa and Soetwater projects, each of 147-MW capacity. The Danish company said that those contracts represent the debut of the particular turbine model in South Africa.

The supplier intends to procure locally produced towers to fulfill local content requirements. It expects to deliver and install the turbines in the second half of 2020. The orders also include a five-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

The South African renewables unit of Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) achieved financial close for the two particular wind projects and three more, together representing 700 MW of capacity, during the summer.

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