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Vestas confirms EPC job for 119-MW Turitea wind farm in New Zealand

Wind turbines. Author: Anne Marie Peterson. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

March 29 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) confirmed on Friday the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with New Zealand power producer Mercury NZ Ltd (NZE:MCY) regarding the job on the 119-MW Turitea wind farm.

Vestas will deliver 33 units of the V112-3.45 MW model in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode with hub heights of 69 metres. The Danish turbine maker said the machine was designed specifically for the site located in Turitea, an area on New Zealand’s North Island.

Upon completion in the second half of 2020, Vestas will service the wind farm under a 25-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) agreement.

Mercury said two days ago it was planning to invest NZD 256 million (USD 174.4m/EUR 155.1m) in the Turitea project.

(NZD 1.0 = USD 0.68/ EUR 0.6)

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