December 12 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) today announced an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal for a 252-MW project in India, its largest order in the country.
Vivid Solaire Energy Pvt Ltd, a unit of French utility Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), has selected Vestas to deliver, install and commission 126 of its V120-2.0 MW turbines at the wind park in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu state. The Danish firm will also be responsible for the project’s civil and electrical works and will service the machines under a 10-year full scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project will also utilise the VestasOnline Business SCADA solution.
Vestas plans to start delivering the equipment in the second quarter of 2019, with commissioning expected for the third or fourth quarter of the same year.
Once completed, the 252-MW wind farm is expected to meet the demand of 5.88 million urban electricity consumers in India and save about 724,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.