International wind energy company, Windlab Limited, has placed a 30-MW order for Vestas’ V126-3.45 MW turbines. The contract is for the Kiata wind farm, a project in southeastern Australia. Located west of Horsham, Victoria, near the town of Nhill, the Kiata wind farm is an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project for Vestas.
The order also includes a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract in which Vestas will guarantee a defined level of availability and performance, and a SCADA VestasOnline Business for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance.
“We are delighted to have been selected to deliver the project. This appointment is a testament to the strength of the relationship between Windlab and Vestas,” said Dirk Zimmerling, Sales Director of Vestas Australia. “Following our past successes, we are excited to move the Kiata project into construction and ultimately deliver for Windlab.”
Windlab secured financing from John Laing Group and National Australia Bank. John Laing will own approximately 72% of the wind farm with the balance owned by Windlab and project neighbors.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Vestas to add another wind farm project to our Australian portfolio,” said Dr. Nathan Steggel, General Manager Operations of Windlab. Windlab highly appreciates Vestas’ support and is looking forward to the successful completion of this exciting project.”
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