Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for a 53 MW wind power project to be located in Villa Pastora, in the southwestern province of Flores, Uruguay. The order for 16 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines was placed by TaxWay S.A., the Uruguayan subsidiary of the Spain-based Cobra group. The order comprises supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement, a full-scope service package to maximise uptime and performance. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016, whilst commissioning is expected for the first quarter of 2017.
The Vientos de Pastorale wind farm will have an estimated annual production of 223 GWh, enough to cover the electricity consumption of approximately 50,000 Uruguayan households with clean energy annually. The V126-3.3 MW wind turbine allows for higher energy capture in areas with low-to-medium wind, producing more energy at a reduced cost.