September 27 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine manufacture Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said today it has secured a 225-MW order for four wind farms in Argentina from local energy company Central Puerto SA (BCBA:CEPU).
Vestas will supply 21 V136-4.2 MW turbines for the La Genoveva I wind park, 11 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the La Genoveva II and 4 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the La Castellana wind farm, all located in Buenos Aires province. It will also provide 21 V136-3.45 MW turbines for the Achiras II wind project in the Cordoba province. The 3.45-MW turbines will be delivered in 3.8 power optimised mode.
All 57 wind turbines will be manufactured at the Argentine assembly facility that Vestas announced earlier this year and that will open soon in Campana in the Buenos Aires province. The towers will also be produced locally in partnership with local suppliers, Vestas said. The projects are expected to be delivered between the second quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020. They all include five-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements.
Vestas said the order expands its leading position in Argentina's growing wind market as it has captured the majority of the volume from the country's renewable energy auctions. "With our new production facility and more than 1.3 GW installed capacity or under construction, Vestas’ commitment to Argentina remains strong," said Andres Gismondi, Vestas South Cone sales director.