Vestas has signed a firm and unconditional order with Acwa Power to supply 40 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for the 120 MW Khalladi wind park, which will be located in the Tangiers region of northern Morocco.
The contract comprises the supply of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement. The Khalladi wind park will be the first renewable energy project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Morocco that allows private producers to sell electricity through power purchase agreements to industrial off-takers. In addition to EBRD, the project will be co-financed by the Moroccan bank BMCE and Argan Infrastructure Fund, an Africa-focused infrastructure fund managed by Infra Invest. Turbine delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2017, while commissioning is expected for the fourth quarter of 2017.