Vestas has received a 99 MW order from Enel Green Power (EGP) for delivery of 33 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines. The order comes as a call-off from the global supply agreement of 400 MW with an option for an additional 1,000 MW with EGP, which Vestas disclosed to the market on 9 September 2010 (ref. company announcement No. 34/2010).
The “Taltal” project will be installed in Taltal, in the Antofagasta region, Chile.
The contract comprises supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system, as well as a two-year service and maintenance AOM 4000 agreement (Active Output Management). The AOM 4000 is a full-scope service contract, consisting of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and consumables, which offers solid risk management for customers, who want an availability guarantee measured against an agreed threshold. This type of contract offers customers assured performance avoiding unforeseen operational costs of any kind.
Juan Araluce, Executive Vice President, CSO, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, comments: “The order for the Taltal project in Chile is the second one we have signed with EGP within a few months, as part of our global supply agreement signed in 2010. Lately we have been witnessing steady growth and momentum in investments in clean wind energy resources in emerging wind markets. We are glad to support this process with our experience in this important market segment together with our customers.”
“Partnering with our strategic account EGP in the construction of this new wind power plant in Chile confirms the mutual trust between Vestas and EGP and the strong relationship built over the years,” declares Rainer Karan, General Manager Vestas Italia and EGP Strategic Account Vice President, who continues,“with our 30 years of experience and efficient wind energy solutions we are glad to contribute to our partners’ business case and support their vision of a sustainable wind energy market in South America and globally.”
About Vestas in Chile and Latin America
Vestas (vestas.com) has been operating in Latin America for the past two decades. In Chile, Vestas established a new sales and operations office in July 2010. In the Latin America region, Vestas also has sales and operations offices in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
As of 31 December 2012, Vestas has delivered to the Latin America region 918 MW; about 14 per cent of this capacity has been allocated to the Chilean market, representing approximately 40 per cent of Chile’s wind installed base.