Vestas has received a wind-turbine order from Greenwind S.A, a subsidiary of Pampa Energía, one of the largest power companies in Argentina. Turbine delivery is planned for the third quarter of 2017, while commissioning is expected for the second quarter of 2018.
The agreement is for the supply 29, V126-3.45 MW turbines for the 100-MW Corti wind park in the Bahía Blanca. It includes an engineering, procurement, and construction contract, and comprises the supply, installation, civil works, and commissioning of the wind turbines.
“In 2011, Vestas built Argentina’s largest wind park and we are pleased to see that wind energy is once again growing in the country,” said President of Vestas Mediterranean, Marco Graziano.
“This order underlines the momentum our 3-MW platform has achieved in Argentina, and demonstrates that Vestas’ turbines are well-suited for the variety of sites across the country,” he added.
Argentina has committed to reach 20% renewable energy by the end of 2025. It also recently passed the Argentinian Renewable Energy Law, which requires large electricity consumers to get a minimum of 8% of its power production from renewable sources.
To meet the increasing demand in Argentina, Vestas opened an office in Buenos Aires in 2016 and received orders from a number of customers, including Genneia S.A. and YPF Energía Eléctrica S.A., a subsidiary of YPF oil company.
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