The orders are the first Vestas has announced in Brazil in 2016 and consist of six wind farms.
Vestas will supply 86 units of V110-2.0 MW turbines for projects totalling 172 MW located in the state of Bahía in northeastern Brazil. The contracts comprise supply and installation of the wind turbines in compliance with the local content requirements set by the BNDES. Turbine delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2017, whilst commissioning is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean says that “Today’s orders cover six different sites across Bahía and is a great example of how well-suited the V110-2.0 MW is for Brazil, its wind conditions and geographical span. Brazil was Vestas’ fifth largest market for order intake in 2015, and we have a strategic ambition to grow further there. With our increased presence, order intake and BNDES-accreditation, we are on the right track”.
Vestas has been present in Brazil since 2000 and announced 376 MW in firm orders in 2015. In addition to the sales office in Sao Paulo, Vestas has recently inaugurated a hub and nacelle production facility in Aquiraz (Ceará) as well established a successful partnership for producing blades and generators locally.
Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA for 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines, totalling 200 MW. The contract includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five-year customised Active Output Management service agreement. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in fourth quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected in first quarter of 2017.