The order was placed by one of the largest South Korean conglomerates which has been active in the wind power industry as a project developer and EPC contractor.
“South Korea is an increasingly attractive wind energy market as the country continues diversifying its energy mix to reduce its dependence on nuclear power and imported fossil fuels. We are able to help maximise the customer’s return on investment by offering a competitive cost of energy”, says Danny Nielsen, Head of Vestas Pan-Asia.
Delivery and commissioning are expected during the second half of 2016. Vestas will be responsible for the supply and installation of the wind turbines.
The project, with an expected annual power production of 76.6 GWh, includes a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance. The project also includes SCADA Vestas Business Online for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance.
Vestas has an installed capacity of 226 MW in South Korea, accounting for about half of the total wind energy capacity in the country.
At the customer’s request, additional project details are not being disclosed.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 54,200 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 18,200 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and close to 68 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.