Three Brazilian orders for Vestas

Source: press releases, 28 June 2019

The V150-4.2 MW™ is one of the highest producing onshore low wind turbines in the industry
The V150-4.2 MW™ is one of the highest producing onshore low wind turbines in the industry (illustration: Vestas)

Vestas has announced three recent orders from the Brazilian wind market.

In the first, Vestas has received a 281 MW order for three wind parks in Brazil through a non-regulated power purchase agreement. The contract includes the supply and installation of 67 V150-4.2 MW turbines that will be locally produced under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME II rules at the Vestas’ factory in Ceará. Turbine delivery is expected to start in 2021 and commissioning is planned by the end of the same year.

For the second, Brazilian energy company Echoenergia has placed a 76 MW order for the third and final phase of the Serra do Mel wind project, which first phase included Vestas’ first V150-42 MW turbines in Brazil. The wind park will be located in the State of Rio Grande do Norte and, once completed, will have a total capacity of 273 MW. Turbine delivery is expected by the second quarter of 2020, while commissioning in planned by the third quarter of 2020.

Signed under a bilateral power purchase agreement (PPA), the order includes the supply and installation of 18 V150-4.2 MW turbines with a 120-metre hub height, which have been customised for the site’s specific wind conditions. In addition, the contract includes an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement to maintain the wind park over the next 10 years.

In the third, Vestas has received a 197 MW order for the Folha Larga II wind park, which will be located in the municipality of Campo Formoso in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The order, placed by long-term customer EDF, includes the supply and installation of 47 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement.

With this project, Vestas’ surpasses the milestone of 2 GW of order intake for the V150-4.2 MW turbine in Brazil, merely 9 months after the turbine variant made its debut in the country. The V150-4.2 MW turbines are locally produced, creating jobs and expanding Brazil’s wind energy industry and supporting the government’s initiative to promote renewables and a more sustainable energy mix.

Turbine delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2020, whilst commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2021. The wind park is an extension of the 147 MW Folha Larga project. Once completed, the wind park will total 344 MW of capacity.