Vestas has secured a 95 MW order from European Energy, in partnership with Eólica Tecnologia, for the Ouro Branco and Quatro Ventos wind projects in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil.
The order comprises 21 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimized Mode with 120m towers together with a ten-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract, optimising the energy production for the lifetime of the project.
“European Energy is a valued customer to Vestas globally and we look forward to building upon our existing partnership in Brazil. Both projects will feature our most recent 4 MW platform technology, ensuring optimal power production for the local wind conditions and maximum value for our customer’s business case”, says Eric Gomes, Sales Director of Vestas in Brazil.
“This order reiterates European Energy’s commitment with the growth of the renewable energy market in Brazil and with the economic development of the cities of Poção and Macaparana. With this project, we will bring European Energy’s vast experience in wind projects to Brazil and extend our operations in the country. We are optimistic about the opportunities in the segment in 2021 and with the partnerships we’re developing on it”, says Jens-Peter Zink, Executive Vice-President of European Energy.
The order is the result of the A-6 new energy auction that took place in 2017, and the energy produced from both projects will be distributed through the regulated market, allowing consumers of the national grid access to clean wind energy.
Wind turbine delivery is planned for mid-2022 and commissioning is expected by the end of the same year.
With this deal, Vestas further strengthens its presence in Brazil, where we have a total order intake for the V150-4.2 MW variant of more than 4.4 GW, underlining the turbine variant’s excellent fit with the country’s wind conditions.