Vestas wins orders in Colombia and Brazil

Source: press releases, 31 December 2020

photo: Vestas
photo: Vestas

Vestas has received a 504 MW order for an undisclosed project in Colombia. The contract includes the supply and installation of 90 V162-5.6 MW EnVentus wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

This will be the first project to feature turbines from the EnVentus platform in Latin America and it takes the global order intake for the platform past 2 GW. With a swept area of over 20,000 m2, the V162-5.6 MW applies the largest rotor size in the Vestas portfolio to achieve industry-leading energy production paired with a high-capacity factor.

“The EnVentus platform establishes a new benchmark in competitiveness, and we expect it to make a huge contribution to the energy transition both in Colombia and in Latin America over the coming years,” says Vestas Vice President for LATAM North, Agustín Sánchez Tembleque.

This is the second order received by Vestas in Colombia in the last 6 months. With more than 12 GW installed or under construction in Latin America, Vestas plays a key role in supporting the continent’s transition towards a more sustainable energy mix.

Turbine delivery and commissioning are undisclosed as per customer request.

In Brazil, Vestas has secured a 95 MW order from European Energy, in partnership with Eólica Tecnologia, for the Ouro Branco and Quatro Ventos wind projects in the state of Pernambuco.

The order comprises 21 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimised Mode with 120-metre towers together with a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract, optimising the energy production for the lifetime of the project.

“European Energy is a valued customer to Vestas globally and we look forward to building upon our existing partnership in Brazil. Both projects will feature our most recent 4 MW platform technology, ensuring optimal power production for the local wind conditions and maximum value for our customer’s business case,” says Eric Gomes, Sales Director of Vestas in Brazil.

“This order reiterates European Energy’s commitment with the growth of the renewable energy market in Brazil and with the economic development of the cities of Poção and Macaparana. With this project, we will bring European Energy’s vast experience in wind projects to Brazil and extend our operations in the country. We are optimistic about the opportunities in the segment in 2021 and with the partnerships we’re developing on it,” says Jens-Peter Zink, Executive Vice-President of European Energy.

The order is the result of the A-6 new energy auction that took place in 2017, and the energy produced from both projects will be distributed through the regulated market, allowing consumers of the national grid access to clean wind energy.

Wind turbine delivery is planned for mid-2022 and commissioning is expected by the end of the same year.

With this deal, Vestas further strengthens its presence in Brazil, where we have a total order intake for the V150-4.2 MW variant of more than 4.4 GW, underlining the turbine variant’s excellent fit with the country’s wind conditions.