Vestas has secured a 157 MW order from Neoen to deliver the engineering, procurement and construction of Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland, Australia. The project will feature 28 of Vestas’ V162-5.6 MW turbines from the EnVentus platform. This marks Vestas’ first EnVentus order for Asia Pacific and Australia, as well as Neoen’s first Australian project with Vestas.
From the base of the tower to the highest tip of the blade, the wind turbines will reach 230 metres to fully capture the site’s high wind shear.
“Vestas is proud that through the Kaban Green Power Hub, Neoen and Vestas’ global partnership has been extended to Australia,” says Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “We are pleased that Neoen has chosen our leading technology, market experience and broad service solutions to help them achieve the best return on investment for their project.”
“The energy generated by Kaban Green Power Hub will make a critical contribution to the northern fringe of Australia’s electricity network. Sustainable projects like this continue to demonstrate the reliability of wind generation, along with its ability to be deployed in remote regions of our country,” says Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand.
“Neoen is pleased to announce Vestas as the wind turbine supplier and principal contractor for Kaban Green Power Hub, which is our first project together in Australia,” says Louis de Sambucy, Managing Director of Neoen Australia. “I would like to thank the Vestas team for all the hard work they have put into reaching this important milestone. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Vestas in Australia as we continue to expand our portfolio of wind projects.”
Delivery of the turbines will commence in the first quarter of 2022, with commissioning scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2022.