Wind-turbine supplier, EWT, has signed a contract with PPC Renewables (a subsidiary of PPC, Greece’ largest power generation company) in Athens for a project to install 22 of its top turbines on 10 Greek islands.
Earlier this summer, PPCR announced the tender for 18 wind farms in Greece and 10 of those wind sites were awarded to EWT in November. PPCR’s decision to select EWT was based on the combination of technology suitability and service commitment, with a unique ablility to meet the challenging conditions of the islands on which the turbines will be located.
PPCR and EWT share a strong desire to provide today’s best solutions to the communities of Greece, and EWT’s product and service innovations have been designed to meet the highest standards and specific market demands. This includes a more tailor-made approach in terms of meeting the logistical needs of the islands.
We look forward to our wind turbines providing long-term cost effective power to PPCR and its customers across the Greek islands and on the mainland,” said Mark Jones, CEO of EWT. “Greece represents a country with tremendous wind resource to be used for the good of its population at a local level, and EWT the best in class solution.”
The turbines are to be installed on 10 different islands, making the location more complex than others, and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 22 DW 52-900kW wind turbines. The turbines will be serviced by EWT via a long term DirectWind Service package, consisting of 24/7 condition monitoring, product and performance warranties, and preventive maintenance. The turbines are expected to be installed during 2018.
In addition to the award by PPCR in Greece, landmarks in 2017 include first installations in Italy and Denmark, unprecedented and market leading solar and wind investment achievements in New York State localized generation, successful crowdfunding in the Netherlands, successful re-powering in Ireland, new product launch, and the first FIT-free project in the U.K.