Vestas has received an order of 15 V117-3.3 MW for the Florida II project in Uruguay’s department of Florida. The order is placed by Glymont S.A., a project company jointly owned by Akuo Energy and Eurus Energy America.
The agreement includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement to maximise energy production, and Vestas’ Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor data on wind turbine performance and ensure electricity output is constantly optimised. Wind turbine delivery is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected for the third quarter of 2016. The project is an extension of the Florida I wind farm, which Akuo Energy S.A.S. developed two years ago. The electricity generated by Florida II will be directly purchased by UTE, Uruguay’s state-owned grid operator.