With reference to the Vestas Wind System A/S company announcement No. 17 of 24 April 2013, Vestas has received a 109.6 MW order for Chile.
The project, which will be Vestas’ largest in Chile, consists of 22 V100-1.8 MW and 35 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines, which will be installed in Coquimbo region, Chile. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2013, and the wind power plant is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2014.
The contract for the Los Cururos wind power plant comprises delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA system as well as a 10-year Active Management Output (AOM) 4000 service agreement.
The order has been placed by Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), a Colombian multi-utility focusing on power generation, transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, wastewater treatment, and telecommunications. The company’s power segment has an installed base of 3,250 MW, equal to 23.5% of the national installed capacity.
The Los Cururos wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of more than 290,000 MWh, which will save the environment from more than 119,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 550,500 people in Chile.
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