Vestas wins 58 MW order for wind power project in Australia
SINGAPORE, August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In partnership with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of multinational power company Naturgy Group, Vestas has entered into a 58 MW contract for the Crookwell 3 wind farm in New South Wales, Australia. The project will consist of 16 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode that Vestas will supply and install.
Upon completion, Vestas will also provide a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract. This agreement will optimize energy production while providing certainty of long-term profitability.
“As the largest installer and maintainer of wind turbines, globally and nationally, we are delighted that customers like Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) continue to choose our cutting-edge technology, market experience and extensive service solutions., “said Purvin Patel, president of Vestas Asia Pacific.
“Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) is a valued global customer for Vestas, “noted Peter Cowling, Director of Vestas Australia and New Zealand. “We look forward to championing their ambitious vision of sustainability in Australia thanks to the successful delivery of the Crookwell 3 wind farm and our remaining projects which are currently underway ”.
“Once again, Global Power Generation is very pleased to partner with Vestas as OEM and long-term maintenance supplier for the Crookwell 3 wind farm., “noted Pedro Serrano, Director of Business Development, Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group).
Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2022, and commissioning will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The Crookwell 3 wind farm is expected to power around 40,000 homes and create around 95 jobs during construction.
This project is located near Crookwell 1 which was the first wind farm to be established in New South Wales when it was commissioned in 1998. In successful operation today, the 5 MW project comprises 8 Vestas V44-600 kW wind turbines.
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner for sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install and maintain onshore and offshore wind turbines around the world, and with over 136 GW of wind turbines in 84 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. With our state-of-the-art intelligent data capabilities and over 117 GW of wind turbines in unprecedented service, we use the data to interpret, forecast and exploit wind resources and deliver the best wind energy solutions. Together with our customers, more than 29,000 Vestas employees bring the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
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About Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group)
Global Power Generation (GPG) is the Naturgy Energy Group subsidiary dedicated to international electricity production, 25% owned by the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the oldest sovereign wealth fund in the world. KIA’s interest in GPG is managed through KIA’s direct infrastructure platform, Wren House Infrastructure Management. GPG manages a total installed capacity of 4,100 MW and employs approximately 800 people worldwide. We rely on a wide variety of projects that we have developed in different countries around the world and our best resource is the experience and know-how of our team. We bring an owner-centered approach to each of our projects and focus primarily on long-term projects. We are a company dedicated to the environment, health, safety and the community. For more information on Naturgy, GPG and GPG Australia, please visit our websites at:
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