Vestas announces 120-MW wind turbine order in Morocco
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Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said today it has has signed a firm and unconditional order to supply wind turbines for the 120-MW Khalladi project in northern Morocco.
The deal awarded by Acwa Power calls for Vestas to supply 40 units of its V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for the project in the windy Tangiers region. The contract also includes a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement. The company expects to deliver the turbines in the second quarter of next year and to commission the wind park in the final quarter of 2017.
The project is co-financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), local lender BMCE and the Africa-focused Argan Infrastructure Fund.
This is Vestas’ first order in Morocco since 2000. In October 2015, it opened an office in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city. The company said at the time that it was exploring different opportunities to strengthen its presence there.
Overall, Vestas has over 900 MW already installed or under construction in Africa.