Vestas signs 328 MW deal for two wind projects in Australia

Vestas V155-3.3 MW wind turbine

Vestas has secured a 328 MW deal for two wind projects in Victoria, Australia. The order includes supply and installation of 52 V136-4.2 MW wind turbines for the Ryan Corner Wind Farm as well as the engineering, procurement and construction of 26 V136-4.2 MW wind turbines for the second stage of Berrybank Wind Farm.

The second stage of Berrybank Wind Farm is one of the projects under the Australian Capital Territory’s 2019-20 renewable energy auction and will be Vestas’ fifth Australian project to be initiated through a government renewable energy auction scheme.

Vestas will commence a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for both projects.

Vestas has a partnership with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of the multinational power company Naturgy Group, for both projects.

Peter Cowling, head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand, said: “Vestas is the largest installer and maintainer of wind generators in Australia.”

The two projects are set to provide clean energy to approximately 120,000 homes. In addition, the projects will create almost 500 jobs during their construction.

Delivery of the turbines for both projects is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2021, with commissioning scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.