The order for the Sapphire Wind Farm project consists of 75 V126-3.45 MW turbines with Power Optimised Mode to 3.6 MW.
Located near the town of Glen Innes in New South Wales and developed by CWP Renewables, the Sapphire Wind Farm is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project to be delivered by Vestas under a consortium agreement with Zenviron. The order also includes a minimum 10-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance as well as a SCADA VestasOnline Business system for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance.
Installation and commissioning of the turbines is planned to be completed in the second half of 2018, with the project expected to provide up to 180 jobs and millions of dollars of spending in the local economy during construction phase.
Once operational, the wind farm will supply the equivalent of approximately 110,000 households with clean energy and abate carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 600,000 tonnes each year.