Vestas has signed an agreement with Pampa Energia for the 81 MW De la Bahia II project, close to Bahia Blanca city in the Province of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
The De la Bahia wind park’s combined capacity will reach 187 MW.
The wind turbine contract includes 18 V150-4.5 MW turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract, optimizing the energy production for the lifetime of the project.
“The competitiveness of the 4 MW platform combined with the 20-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimized performance of the assets, will provide Pampa Energia with long-term certainty and optimize their business case,” says Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America.
“Through this investment, Pampa Energia reinforces its commitment to the sustainable production of energy resources and the revaluation of caring for the environment,” says Marcelo Mindlin, Chairman at Pampa Energia.
Vestas said the delivery of wind turbines will be in the third quarter of 2022, and commissioning will be in the second quarter of 2023.
Vestas and Pampa Energía S.A., besides the De la Bahia cluster, have previously developed the 100 MW Mario Cebreiro wind park in the same region and in operation since 2018.
With this new order, Vestas consolidates its leading position in Argentina with a market share of more than 50 percent of the 1.5 GW fleet in operation.