Vestas has received an order from Aluar Aluminio Argentino for the 81 MW Llano IV Wind Farm in the province of Chubut in Argentina. The project will feature 18 V150-4.5 MW which Vestas will supply and install.
Vestas, the leading wind turbine marker, will also deliver a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
The El Llano wind complex will provide renewable electricity for Aluar’s aluminium smelting facilities in Puerto Madryn, the largest in the country and will help Aluar meet the requirement from the Argentinian authorities for large electricity consumers to get a percentage of their consumption from renewable sources.
Andres Gismondi, Sales Senior Director for Vestas LATAM South Cone, said: “This order materialises the third expansion of the El Llano wind complex that will soon have a total of 246 MW of sustainable energy coming from Vestas’s turbines to power Aluar’s aluminium smelting facilities in Puerto Madryn.
Turbine delivery is planned for the fourth quarter of 2022, whilst commissioning is expected for the third quarter of 2023.