Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) on Friday announced orders for 116 MW of projects in Italy, thanks to the country renewable energy auctions.
Under the first of a series or turbine supply deals, Vestas will equip the 23-MW Taverna Caduta and the 15-MW San Mauro plants in the Basilicata and Lavello regions of southern Italy. The projects were awarded under Italy’s tender for renewable energy capacity in November 2016.
For the Taverna Caduta scheme, Vestas will deliver four pieces of V126-3.6 MW turbines and four V110-2.2 MW turbines, while the San Mauro wind power plant will be equipped with seven V110-2.2 MW machines. Deliveries are planned for the first quarter of next year, while commissioning of the facilities is scheduled for April-June 2018.
The orders also include two-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreements. The name of the customer was not disclosed.
As part of a contract awarded by Italian group Tozzi Sud SPA, Vestas will supply and install eight V117-3.45 MW turbines and three of its V112-3.45 MW machines at the 38-MW Monteverde wind park in Avellino province, southern Italy. A 10-year service contract is also part of the deal, under which deliveries are slated for the first quarter of 2018. The wind farm is expected to be switched on in the second quarter.
Last but not least, Vestas unveiled an order from Bel Lavello Vigi, a joint venture between Belenergia and France-based Langa/Rgreen Invest, for 12 units of its V126-3.3 MW turbines that will be installed at the Lavello wind park in southern Italy’s Basilicata region.
Vestas expects to deliver and commission the equipment in the second quarter of 2018. It will also service the machines under a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) agreement.
The Danish firm has installed almost 3.8 GW of wind turbines in Italy, accounting for more than 40% of the country’s total wind power installations, it said. Overall, Vestas has secured nearly 790 MW of orders from renewable energy auctions in Italy over the past five years.
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