Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines Vestas has received “a firm and unconditional order” for 127 wind turbines, which would tally up to a total of 254 Megawatts.
The wind farm is expected to produce approximately 1,100 gigawatt hours each year, enough electricity to cover the average consumption of 1.6 million people per year in Brazil, where the wind farm will be built. According to Vestas, that corresponds to an annual emission saving of almost 98,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Described on their website, the Danish company lists the particulars of the project:
|Project name:||Campos dos Ventos and São Benedito|
|Location/Country:||Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil|
|Number of MW:||254 MW|
|Number of turbines/turbine type:||127 x V100-2.0 MW wind turbines|
|Contract scope:||The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a ten-year service contract with an AOM 4000 solution.|
|Time of delivery:||Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start in the first half of 2013 with completion estimated for the first half of 2014.|
The contract was taken out by CPFL Renováveis — a company created from the merger between CPFL Energia´s renewable assets and ERSA Energias Renováveis — and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines; a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system; and a 10-year service contract with an AOM4000 solution.
The delivery of the turbines is expected to start in the first half of 2013 and is expected to be commercially operational within a year.
“It is with great pleasure we announce this order and we are pleased with the commitment and trust which CPFL Renováveis has shown us. CPFL Renováveis is one of the most important players in Brazil and we look forward to a continuous cooperation,” affirms Marcelo Anton Pegler Hutschinski, Director, sales region Brazil.
“Vestas is fully committed to help develop wind power in Brazil, as it supports the creation of a strong, diversified and high-quality supply chain contributing to continuously improving the industry as a whole, the products and solutions offered and the type of service provided to the market,” declares Miguel Picardo, General Manager, Vestas Brazil, Portugal and Spain and continues: “Wind will help create jobs, develop new local competencies, encourage innovation and obtain benefit from economies of scale.”
Note that Brazil’s 10-year energy plan, released earlier this year, showed a strong focus on wind energy, wind energy was below the bidding price of natural gas in August energy auctions in Brazil, and, earlier this month, 80% of the power contracts in Brazil’s energy auction went to wind.