Vestas Lands 1.3 GW Wind Turbine Order from Brazil’s Casa dos Ventos
The wind turbine supplier will deliver the projects by the third quarter of 2024
March 31, 2023
Wind turbine maker Vestas said it will supply wind turbines for two projects with a combined capacity of 1.3 GW to renewable energy developer Casa dos Ventos (CDV) in Brazil.
These projects are located at the Serra do Tigre farm in Rio Grande do Norte and Babilônia Centro in Bahia.
Under the agreement, Vestas will be responsible for providing and setting up 168 V150-4.5 MW turbines for the Serra do Tigre program, which has a total capacity of 756 MW, and 123 V150-4.5 MW turbines for the Babilônia Centro venture, which has a capacity of 554 MW.
Vestas aims to start delivering the Serra do Tigre and Babilônia Centro projects in the third quarter of 2024, with the commissioning scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2025.
Additionally, Vestas will offer a 25-year active output management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract. This agreement is designed to improve energy production while also providing long-term commercial viability assurance.
This order has taken Vestas’ total to 10 GW of order intake in Brazil for the 4 MW platform since 2018. Vestas, which has installed 164 GW of wind turbines in 87 countries, specializes in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing onshore and offshore wind turbines worldwide.
Recently, Vestas announced that it had dispatched one of India’s largest 3.6 MW Nacelle from its factory in Chennai for Vibrant Energy’s 54 MW wind project in Maharashtra. Vestas would move closer to completing the installation of its first 3.6 MW turbine in India by the end of this month.
Earlier, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a 50:50 partnership between Shell New Energies and EDF Renewables, announced that it had selected Vestas as the preferred supplier for its 1.5 GW offshore wind project in New Jersey in the U.S. Vestas would provide its V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbines, with installation expected in 2027.