15 June 2017 2017 03:29 PM GMT

Vestas Strides Onwards, Winning 90 MW Order For The Largest Wind Park In Greece

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order to supply and install 25 units of V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. The turbines will be installed at the Kassidiaris wind park complex in the region of Epirus in northwestern Greece.

“Vestas has shown a great understanding of the project’s specific requirements and provided their latest technology, solutions and wind expertise to achieve the best returns. By using the V136-3.45 MW in its 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode, the project will exceed the initial target for performance and benefits”, says Dr A. Fragoulis, Technical Director of Eltech Anemos S.A.

The contract comprises supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service agreement to optimise energy output at all times. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.

“Building the largest wind park in Greece underlines Vestas’ market-leading position and we are pleased to partner with Eltech Anemos S.A. once again for another landmark project. By introducing the V136-3.45 MW to the Greek market in 3.6 Power Optimised Mode, we are also raising the bar for energy output in the market and I am confident the Kassidiaris project will strengthen our partnership even further”, says President of Vestas Mediterranean Marco Graziano. In 2015, Vestas signed the 40 MW Lyrkio project with Eltech Anemos S.A. and has in total installed around 1.3 GW of wind turbines in Greece.

Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 83 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, it has installed more wind power than anyone else. Through its industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 73 GW of wind turbines under service, it uses data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources to deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Vestas’ has more than 22,000 employees worldwide.

Image: Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S

October 16th 2017
Uganda Inaugurates Breakthrough Tororo PV Plant. A Future Model For Africa?

Production has commenced at the Tororo PV power plant; which, with 16 GWh of renewable energy generated annually, will cater for the energy requirements of 35,838 people and help reduce CO2 emissions by 7,200 tons. Overall, $19.6 million was invested to build the 10 MWp plant, with the engagement of several major organisations including KfW and FMO Development Banks, the World Bank and the EU. Attilio Pacifici, EU Ambassador said, “One of the key objectives of this plan is to encourage private sector participation in higher risk investments and we’re happy to demonstrate that Uganda is well positioned to be successful and a good model for replication.”

October 10th 2017
EDF Completes Blythe Installation Of Potent New Turbines, Powering 34,000 Homes

The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project will produce enough low-carbon electricity to power approximately 34,000 UK households, using 8.0MW wind turbines with a power mode uprating them to 8.3MW. It will save around 57,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year and is the first offshore wind project to connect using 66kv rated cables. It’s also the first time that a “float and submerge” gravity-based foundation (GBF) has been used for offshore wind turbines. Each GBF is made up of more than 1,800m3 of concrete and weighs over 15,000 tonnes when fully installed on the seabed, and the structures have a total height of around 60 metres from the base to the access platform.

October 16th 2017
Nordex Adds To Successes In Argentina, Winning 100 MW Pomona Wind Farm Order

The Nordex Group has added a further chapter to its success story in Argentina with an order for 26 N131/3900 turbines for the “Pomona” wind farm. The contract will be executed on a full EPC basis, including civil and electrical engineering, procurement, construction and manufacturing, delivery and installation of the wind turbines. Preparations for construction will be commencing in 2017, after which the wind power systems will be installed at the beginning of 2019. In addition, a ten-year full operation and maintenance contract has also been signed. 


 

   

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