Danish wind energy giant Vestas received two separate wind turbine orders from Australia during November, totaling 210 MW, which will bring Vestas’ total completed turbine installations in Australia up past 2 GW.
Earlier in November, Vestas received a 30 MW order for the Kiata wind farm located west of Horsham, Victoria, which is being developed by international wind energy company Windlab Limited. Vestas will also provide a five-year service agreement, in addition to the engineering, procurement, and construction attached to the delivery of the wind turbines.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Vestas to add another wind farm project to our Australian portfolio,” said Dr. Nathan Steggel, General Manager Operations of Windlab. “Windlab highly appreciates Vestas’ support and is looking forward to the successful completion of this exciting project.”
“We are delighted to have been selected to deliver the project,” added Dirk Zimmerling, Sales Director of Vestas Australia. “This appointment is a testament to the strength of the relationship between Windlab and Vestas. Following our past successes, we are excited to move the Kiata project into construction and ultimately deliver for Windlab.”
The second order, announced on Wednesday, is for 180 MW to be provided to the Mt Emerald wind farm near Mareeba in north Queensland, being developed by the Mt Emerald Wind Farm Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of RATCH Australia Corporation (RAC). In addition to engineering, procurement, and construction, Vestas will provide a 15 year service agreement.
“We have enjoyed a close working relationship with RAC for a number of years and are delighted to have been selected to construct and service the Mt Emerald Wind Farm,” said said Gerard Carew, Vestas Head of Sales & Business Development, Asia Pacific. “Once completed, the project will take Vestas’ total turbine installations in Australia to more than 2.1 GW.”
”We are very pleased to be working with Vestas on this landmark project for RAC and Far North Queensland,” added Anthony Yeates, RAC Executive General Manager Business Development. “In the end, the decision for us came down to the low cost of energy and proven performance of the Vestas turbines, which together with Vestas’ track record of wind farm project delivery in Australia gave us the necessary confidence for a project of this scope and scale.”
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