Vestas company has received a firm and unconditional order in Greece for a wind energy project in the southern Greek region of Peloponnese. The order for 12 units of the V112-3.3 MW model was placed by Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos S.A., a Greek company specialising in the development, construction and operation of wind farms in the country. The contract for the 40 MW Lyrkio wind project comprises supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement, a full-scope service package to maximise uptime and performance. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016, whilst commissioning is expected for the first quarter of 2017. The Lyrkio wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of 85 GWh, enough to cover the electricity consumption of more than 20,000 Greek households with clean energy annually. The Greek wind market has had a low activity this year owing to the country’s economic circumstances, but with its good wind resources Greece remains an attractive market for wind energy. President of Vestas Mediterranean, Marco Graziano says, ‘The order from Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos S.A. reaffirms that wind energy provides a strong business case when the wind resources are right and that Greece’s wind potential is still significant. Vestas delivers wind energy solutions all over the world and we are proud to install another wind park in Greece’.
In parallel with the Greek order, Vestas company has also received another order from China. In particular, long-term Vestas customer Hanas Group has placed an order for 25 V110-2.0 MW turbines for a wind park in Western China. The firm and unconditional order follows the 250 MW Hanas Group ordered in November and will take Hanas’ fleet of Vestas turbines to 900 MW. It includes two-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance, and a SCADA VestasOnline Business for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance. Delivery and commissioning are expected in the second half of 2016. ‘We are pleased to place another order with Vestas and increase our portfolio of the company’s turbines to almost 1 GW. Throughout our cooperation, Vestas has proven its ability to deliver a low lifetime cost of energy, and we look forward to the Wanglejing Sunjialou wind park doing the same”, says Ma Fuqiang, President of Hanas Group’.
Source: Vestas website