Singapore-based developer Nexif Energy has selected turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the 86-MW expansion project of the Lincoln Gap wind farm in Australia.
As part of the contract, Vestas will supply 24 units of V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimised mode and service the machines under a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) agreement.
The Lincoln Gap wind farm, located near Port Augusta, South Australia, is equipped with 126 MW of Senvion turbines, which are serviced by Vestas.
Turbine deliveries for the expansion will start in the first quarter of 2021, while commissioning is seen to take place later in the third quarter.
The 86-MW addition is the second stage of the Lincoln Gap project. In the meantime, Denham Capital-backed Nexif Energy is planning a third stage, which is to bring 252 MW and a battery storage system.
“Lincoln Gap is a seminal project for Nexif Energy and once combined with the company’s upcoming Snapper Point project, will help provide firm power generation to South Australia. The growth of the company’s portfolio in the last 12 months across Thailand, Vietnam and now Australia to 400 MW has been extremely impressive and is aligned with Denham Capital’s own target of investing in more than 1000 MW of renewable and dispatchable generation projects in Asia and Australia by 2021”, Denham Capital managing director Saurabh Anand said in a statement.
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