Vestas has won a 48 MW order from Kazakh developer TSATEK Green Energy for the expansion of the Astana wind project from 52 MW to 100 MW.
Vestas’s solution includes 14 V117-3.45 MW turbines featuring Vestas Low Temperature Operation. The turbines are well-suited for optimal performance in Western Kasakhstan’s dry continental climate with fluctuating temperatures and high wind conditions.
Vestas will start supplying wind turbine in the second quarter of 2020. The wind power project in Kazakhstan is financed by a leasing agreement between the customer and a financial institution.
“During the realisation of the first phase of the Astana wind project, TSATEK Green Energy has received support from our partner Vestas, with its experience and qualified personnel, that fully meets requirements for the supply and installation of wind turbines in Kazakhstan,” Yedil Saryyev, director of TSATEK Green Energy.
Vestas said the contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement. The project will feature VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.
“This order from TSATEK Green Energy is underlining Vestas’ ability to deliver competitive wind energy solutions also for markets with low temperature climatic conditions,” said Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.