Vestas turbines picked for 328 MW of Aussie wind projects
Source: Twitter, @Vestas
Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) will be the turbine supplier and installer for the 218-MW Ryan Corner and 110-MW Berrybank Stage 2 wind projects in Victoria, Australia.
The Danish wind turbine maker on Thursday announced a deal from Global Power Generation (GPG), which is majority-owned by Spanish utility Naturgy Energy Group SA (BME:NTGY). The order will see Vestas supply and install 52 units of the V136-4.2 MW turbines for the Ryan Corner project and take care of the engineering, procurement and construction of 26 V136-4.2 MW machines for the Berrybank’s second phase.
A 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for both projects is also part of the contract.
Vestas expects to deliver the equipment for both projects in the third quarter of next year, aiming to bring the power plants online in the third quarter of 2022.
Sited about 300 km (186.4 miles) from Melbourne, near Port Fairy, Ryan Corner will operate under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Australian government-owned electricity retailer and generator Snowy Hydro Ltd, which will buy at least 75% of its output. The Berrybank Stage 2 wind farm, being built some 80 km west of Geelong, Berrybank Stage 2, was one of the successful projects under government-run renewable energy tender.
When the two plants become operational, they will generate enough electricity for almost 120,000 homes.
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