Vestas has signed an agreement with Casa dos Ventos for the 360 MW Babilonia project in the cities of Morro do Chapeu and Varzea Nova, in Bahia.
This is the fourth contract between Vestas and Casa dos Ventos in two years. The wind energy project order takes the cooperation past the 1.5 GW mark. Casa dos Ventos has become Vestas’ largest customer in Latin America.
The order includes 80 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimized Mode as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract.
Eric Gomes, sales director at Vestas in Brazil, said: “Only two months after the launch, we have already reached more than 1.3 GW in order intake in Brazil for our new 4.5 MW Power Optmised Mode upgrade for the V150-4.2 MW turbine. We are proud that our technology leadership continues to enable us to successfully support our customers in auctions.”
Casa dos Ventos will use most of the project’s output to supply corporate customers with renewable energy through corporate power purchase agreements (PPA). It will dedicate a portion to serve the regulated market as a result of the A-6 auction, held in 2019.
“The 1.5 GW we achieved with this fourth contract reinforces Casa dos Ventos’ leadership in the sector and reaffirms our commitment to the energy transition in Brazil, but also on a global scale,” says Lucas Araripe, director of new business at Casa dos Ventos.
The delivery of wind turbines is planned for the second half of 2022, with commissioning scheduled for the second quarter of 2023, Vestas said.