New customer Echoenergia, the Brazilian subsidiary of Actis, a global investor specialising in private equity, energy and real estate asset management, has placed a 53MW order derived from the A-5 Brazilian auction held in 2014.
The order covers the two wind parks Boa Esperança I and Pedra do Reino IV, comprising 22MW and 31MW respectively. The projects are located in the region of Sobradinho in Bahía and consist of a total of 24 units of locally manufactured V110-2.0 MW wind turbine delivered in 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode. Both contracts include the supply and installation of the wind turbines well as a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service contract. The commissioning of the wind turbines is planned for 2018.
Vestas also has received a 21MW order from Energieprojekte Eichsfeld for repowering of the Reinholterode wind farm in Central Germany. The wind park currently consists of four 1.5 MW turbines, which will be replaced by six V126-3.45 MW. Vestas provides a full engineering procurement and construction (EPC) solution for the project. The order also includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines and a full-scope service agreement (AOM 5000) for 20 years. The service agreement also includes the VestasOnline Compact SCADA solution. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning are planned for summer 2018.