ERG has placed a 97 MW order for the repowering of the existing Camporeale project and for the new Roccapalumba wind park, both located in Sicily, Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of 12 V117-4.2 MW wind for the 50 MW Camporeale wind park, and 13 V117-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimised mode for the 47 MW Roccapalumba project.
The contract also includes the maintenance of the wind turbines under a multi-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement.
“These projects are a great example of Vestas’ versatility when it comes to providing sustainable energy solutions in any kind of project, either establishing new wind projects or repowering existing wind turbines. Furthermore, the Camporeale project is an excellent example of how repowering is also driving the clean energy transition by exchanging older wind turbines with more advanced technology. Together with the customer we managed to drastically increase the efficiency of the project in terms of clean energy production at a lower cost, with the same site impact. We are proud to drive the Italian energy transition hand-in-hand with our long-term partner, ERG,” says Vestas Head of Italy, Francesco Amati.
The projects were awarded at the seventh auction round held in Italy in 2021. Vestas has secured more than 1.7 GW of contracts from the energy auction system in Italy, where it has installed over 4.7 GW since 1991, accounting for a market share of more than 40%.
Turbine delivery for both projects is planned by the first quarter of 2023 whilst commissioning will take place in the second quarter of 2023.
Also in Sicily, A2A, through its subsidiary r2r, has signed an agreement with Vestas for the supply and installation of three V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in 4.0 MW operating mode and five V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimised mode for the Matarocco greenfield wind park.
The contract also includes an Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 agreement with Vestas for the maintenance and service of the wind park over the next 10 years.
The project will increase A2A’s installed wind power capacity in the country and add to Vestas’ more than 4.7 GW of wind capacity under construction or installed in Italy.
“The partnership with Vestas confirms the Group’s desire to grow in renewables, in line with the strategy outlined in our 2021-2030 industrial plan. This agreement will allow us to expand our presence in Sicily, consolidating our role as a national player in the energy transition,” comments Lorenzo Giussani, A2A’s Head of Generation and Trading.
“We are pleased to partner with A2A for this project in Italy, which showcases the reliability of our 4 MW platform. In combination with a long-term service agreement, this ensures maximum value for our customer’s business case, while contributing to the sustainable development of the Italian energy mix,” says Vestas head of Italy, Francesco Amati.
Turbine delivery is planned by the first quarter of 2023 while commissioning is expected by the second quarter of 2023.
Inergia Spa. has placed a 25 MW order for the Ascoli Satriano and the Cerignola wind parks to be located in Apulia, Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of six V136-4.2 MW, as well as an Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 agreement for the maintenance and service of the wind park over the next 14 years.
“We are pleased to consolidate our partnership with Vestas, with these projects Inergia reached 225 MW in the wind sector,” says Giacomo Ciacci, CEO of Inergia.
“We are happy to work, once again, with our long-term partner Inergia Spa., a key player in the production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy. This project is a new example of the versatility of our technology to optimise our customers’ business case, while assuring greater competitiveness when coming to auctions,” says Vestas Head of Italy, Francesco Amati.
With this project, Vestas has secured more than 1.6 GW of contracts derived from auctions in Italy, where it has installed over 4.7 GW since 1991, accounting for a market share of more than 40%.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned for the last quarter of 2022.
36 MW order in Greece
Vestas has received a 36 MW order for a wind park in Greece. The contract includes the supply and installation of eight V136-4.5 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Turbine delivery is expected by the second quarter of 2023 whilst commissioning is planned by the third quarter of 2023.
The project and customer are undisclosed.
Vestas pioneered the Greek wind market with its first turbine installation in 1986. This order consolidates the company’s leading position in the country with over 2 GW of wind turbines installed and almost 45% of market share.Vestas