With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 21/2011 of 13 May 2011, Vestas has signed an order for a total capacity of 80 MW for projects in Brazil.
The order comprises 40 units of the 2 MW platform turbines for the following three projects: Olho D’agua, Sao Bento do Norte and Farol located at Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. The order has been placed by Galvao Energia, a Brazilian company dedicated to the development, installation and operation of plants that generate electricity by means of renewable sources.
The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a 10-year service and maintenance agreement with the Active Output Management package ‘AOM 4000’. 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. Delivery of the turbines is expected to start in Q3 2012 and the projects are expected to be completed in December 2012.
Otávio Ferreira da Silveira, President and CEO of Galvao Energia S.A. declares: “We have chosen Vestas as our partner in these projects, because we believe that through their extensive global experience, reliable technology and advanced service capabilities, Vestas will help us to maximise the wind power plants’ energy output and, consequently, to capitalise on our return on the investment. The 2 MW is a reliable and efficient platform and we have good expectations about its performance on these specific sites.”
Carlos R. T. Levy, Managing Director, Vestas Brazil states: “We are very pleased to be chosen by Galvao Energia for these projects. This new order in Brazil is a very important step for Vestas in further developing our position in one of the largest wind power markets in Latin America. We are looking forward to working together with Galvao Energia to ensure that our customer makes the most of their wind assets.”
“In the past two years, we have seen an increasing interest in wind in Brazil, as a clean, competitive and predictable energy source. Wind can help Brazil diversify its energy mix complementing the already existing energy sources. Vestas is fully committed to support the development of wind in the country and to contribute to creating a local industry through the development of a strong network of local suppliers and competencies,” concludes Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean.