With the establishment of an assembly factory and a record-high order intake of close to 600 MW in Argentina last year, Vestas is playing a key role in helping the country’s ambitious targets for a more sustainable energy mix.
To further enhance its position in Argentina’s growing wind-power market, Vestas has received a 106-MW order for two wind farms located nearby Bahia Blanca city in the Province of Buenos Aires.
The order, placed by Pampa Energía S.A., includes supply and installation of 28, V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.8-MW Power Optimized Mode for the Pampa and De La Bahía wind projects — for a total capacity of 53 MW. The order includes a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement.
“Last year, Vestas signed contracts for almost 600 MW in Argentina and, with this new order, we have close to 1 GW of wind capacity either installed or under construction in the country,” said Andrés Gismondi, Sales Director of Vestas Argentina. “Our strong order intake and the recent announcement of our assembly facility in Argentina emphasize our commitment and support to the country’s ambitious renewable energy targets.”
Turbine delivery is planned for the last quarter of 2018, and commissioning is expected for the first quarter of 2019.
Vestas and Pampa Energía S.A. have previously developed the 100 MW Corti wind park in the same region. The project is already constructed and will be inaugurated next week.
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