January 2 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has secured an order to build Sri Lanka’s first large-scale wind farm, a 104-MW facility, as well as turbine supply contracts for projects in China totalling 219 MW.
The Danish wind turbine manufacturer said last week it has been selected from Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Sri Lanka’s main utility, to install the Mannar wind farm on the island with the same name. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) job was obtained in an international auction and includes the delivery, installation and commissioning of 30 V126-3.45 MW turbines, as well as civil and electrical works.
Vestas expects to start building the plant in the first quarter of the year and put it on stream in the July-September trimester of 2020. A full-scope Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement and a Vestas Online Business SCADA solution are also part of the deal for the Mannar project, which was launched by CEB and will be fully financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
In China, Vestas will supply 200 MW of its 2-MW platform turbines under a contract from Hanas Group, which it says is its biggest Chinese client. The equipment will be used at the Fengjigou project in China’s Ningxia province.
Turbine delivery and commissioning of the wind farm are scheduled to take place from end-2018 onwards. A two-year AOM 4000 service deal is also included.
Separately, Vestas will supply 19 MW of its 4-MW platform machines to China State Power Investment Corp (SPIC), with deliveries and commissioning of the equipment scheduled to take place in the third quarter of this year. The deal, which is SPIC’s first order with Vestas, includes a five-year AOM 4000 service agreement and the VestasOnline Business SCADA solution.
Last but not least, Vestas said it has sealed a five-year AOM 5000 re-capture contract to service a 54-MW wind park in China. The contract was placed from an unnamed customer and is not connected with the SPIC order.