With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 45/2015 of 2 September 2015, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order to supply the 70 MW Palomas wind power plant in the northwestern department of Salto, Uruguay. Teyma Uruguay S.A., the Uruguayan subsidiary of Spain-based Abengoa, has placed the order, which will be Vestas’ first project together with Abengoa.
The project comprises a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement to optimise the energy production of the Palomas wind power plant. Wind turbine delivery is expected for the first quarter of 2016 while commissioning is planned for the second quarter of 2016.
Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean, says: “This new order is another step forward in consolidating our growth in Latin America. We are particularly pleased to partner for the first time with Abengoa, and we hope that the successful execution of the Palomas wind power plant will bring about new opportunities for both companies”.
The recent orders for the Palomas and Florida II projects bring Vestas’ year-to-date announced orders in Uruguay to 120 MW and reinforce Vestas’ leading position in the country. Vestas entered the Uruguayan market in 2008 and has since installed over 300 MW, which contributes to Uruguay achieving its goal to generate 38 percent of its electricity from wind power by 2017.
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 54,900 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 74 countries, providing jobs for around 18,800 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 more than 69 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.