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Vestas Receives New Italian Wind Order

 
Vestas has received an Italian order for 19.8 megawatts (MW) of wind power.

As part of the deal, the wind turbine manufacturer will give Italy’s first set of 11 V-100 1.8 wind turbines for the Luce Wind Power Plant in Tuscany, Italy.

The deal will see Vestas oversee the delivery, transportation, and installation of the wind turbines. The contract will also provide a 15-year service & maintenance AOM 4000 (Active Output Management) Agreement, and VestasOnline Business SCADA system.
 

 
Santa Luce S.r.l., a special company within Fera S.r.l., placed the order. Fera S.r.l. has teamed up with Vestas before in helping to install a capacity of 45 MW of wind power in Italy.

The Santa Luce wind farm should receive the first set of wind turbines during the third quarter of 2012. The project is set to be operational by the end of this year.

“We are pleased to announce the signature of the very first V100-1.8 MW project in Italy,” Juan Araluce, Acting President, Vestas Mediterranean and Chief Sales Officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, said in a statement. “With a proven and reliable technical platform and a high performance, the 2 MW platform has won the customers’ recognition at a global level. Launched to the market in mid-2011, the V100-1.8 MW has already a track record of 369 units installed globally, representing close to 700 MW, as of 31 December 2011.”

Rainer Karan, General Manager of Vestas Italia, also said in the statement: “This turbine has a very good fit to the Italian sites and respective wind conditions. Having been chosen by Santa Luce S.r.l. for the first V100-1.8 MW wind farm in Italy is a clear sign of the company’s trust in our proven and reliable 2 MW platform. We are proud of the on-going business relationship with Fera and we believe we can support them in broadening their installed wind power capacity. With this order, Vestas reinforces its presence in northern Italy and further contributes to the country’s own energy production.”

Santa Luce’s wind power plant is projected to create 53 gigawatt-hours (GWh) and provide electricity to more than 46,500 Italians.  The wind farm will save 21,000 tons in carbon emissions every year, the statement said.

Source: Vestas
Image Credit: Italian wind turbine image via Shutterstock

 
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