Vestas receives its Largest Order Ever in Uruguay

Vestas receives order for 90 MW consisting of 30 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines for Uruguay.

With reference to Vestas Wind System A/S’ company announcement No. 24 of 30 May 2013, Vestas has received a 90 MW order for Uruguay.

The project, which will be Vestas’ largest in Uruguay, consists of 30 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines that will be installed in Pintado, Florida, Uruguay. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2013, and the wind power plant is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2014.

The contract for the Pintado wind power plant comprises delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system as well as a 15-year Active Management Output (AOM) 5000 service agreement. The AOM 5000 service package offers customers assured performance, helping them to avoid unforeseen operational costs.

The order has been placed by Luz de Mar, Luz de Loma and Luz de Rio, special purpose companies owned by the shareholders of Compañia Forestal Uruguaya S.A. (COFUSA). COFUSA is a forestry company committed to growing, manufacturing and marketing timber products. COFUSA has been engaged in planting and forest management since 1989, owning 30,000 hectares of plantations.

“After long negotiations, we are confident that Vestas, the global leader in wind energy solutions, is the reliable partner for our project in Pintado. We have found the necessary technology, experience and knowledge for our project. The V112-3.0 MW turbine allows an efficient energy production and gives us justified return on investment,” says Juan Otegui, president of COFUSA. “We have full confidence in the business case of our Pintado project,” he concludes.

“It is a pleasure for us to announce the first contract with COFUSA’s shareholders. More and more companies around the world are increasingly seeing renewable energy as a solid business opportunity and as a way of contributing to widening the countries’ energy mix,” states Miguel Picardo Troyano, VP Vestas South America (exc. Brazil), who continues,”we are happy to be chosen as the turbine supplier and service provider for what will be Vestas’ largest wind power plant in the country, and we look forward to working in a close partnership with COFUSA and to continuing the expansion of wind power in Uruguay.”

Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S concludes: “This is a great opportunity for Vestas to strengthen our presence in Uruguay and confirms our leading position in the country, where we have installed almost 80 per cent of the total capacity as of the end of 2012. This 90 MW project will be largely contributing to Uruguay’s goal to have 1,000 MW of new wind energy capacity by 2015.”

As of 31 December 2012, Vestas has delivered 523 units of V112-3.0 MW turbines worldwide representing a total capacity of 1,569 MW, and it has received more than 3 GW of firm orders for this model.
The Pintado wind power plant project will have an estimated annual production of more than 381,000 MWh per year, which will save the environment from almost 117,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis.

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ around 49,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.

Today, Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 56 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at vestas.com.

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