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Vestas, in partnership with Mercury has secured a 43-MW order for Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm New Zealand. Vestas will supply the wind turbines and installation of ten V136-4.2MW wind turbines with a 4.3 MW operation mode.
Vestas will provide a maintenance and service agreement (AOM5000) for the 30-year Active Output Management 5000 contract to Mercury, ensuring long-term business certainty for the windfarm.
“We are happy that Vestas’ and Mercury’s portfolios continue to grow in New Zealand’s exciting renewable energy market.” Jan-Daniel Kammer (Vestas Australia and New Zealand Vice President Sales), stated that Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm supports our common vision of decarbonising New Zealand’s energy network together.”
As the world’s largest installer and maintainer of wind energy, Vestas is proud that valued customers like Mercury, continue to choose our leading technology and capabilities across construction, grid integration and service”, said Danny Nielsen, Senior Vice President and Country Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand. “Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm will build on our current Australian & New Zealand installed base of almost 5 GW, allowing us to continue to offer our best-in-class energy solutions for our customers and local communities”.
It is the largest diameter rotor in New Zealand and the first South Island wind project since 2015. This will also be Mercury’s first wind farm since Turitea Wind Farm, which was also announced in 2019. Whihc was also a partnership with Vestas.
Vestas’ wind turbines will be delivered in the second quarter 2023. Commissioning will begin in the third quarter 2023.