Aug 7, 2012 - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) on Tuesday unveiled a 19.8-MW wind turbine supply deal from Italian wind farm developer Fera Srl, the first contract for Vestas' V100 in the country.
Under the terms of the deal, the Danish company will deliver, transport, install and commission 11 pieces of its V100-1.8 MW machine at Fera's Santa Luce wind park in Tuscany. The contract also includes a Vestas Online SCADA system and a 15-year service and maintenance agreement.
Delivery is planned to commence in the current quarter, while the wind farm is seen to reach commercial operations before year end. When up and running, the Santa Luce facility is estimated to generate some 53 GWh annually, enough to meet the electricity needs of over 46,500 Italians. Furthermore, the wind farm will offset 21,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission, Vestas said.
Vestas Mediterranean president and Vestas Wind chief sales officer Juan Araluce said that since the launch of the V100-1.8 MW turbine in the middle of 2011, the company had installed 369 units around the world.
Vestas has been doing business in Italy since 1998. At the end of 2011 it had delivered 2,664 MW of capacity to the country. Under earlier contracts with Fera, the company has supplied it with some 45 MW of turbines.
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