Vestas, the # wind turbine maker in the world, has won a 396 MW contract for Rye Park wind farm in New South Wales, Australia.
This is the second project in Asia Pacific to feature the EnVentus platform. Vestas will supply and install 66 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines in 6.0 MW operating mode for the project.
Vestas has partnered with Tilt Renewables, a part of the leading Australian renewable energy generator Powering Australian Renewables (PowAR), for the project.
Vestas will also deliver a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. This agreement will optimize energy production while also providing long-term business case certainty. Rye Park Wind Farm will be Vestas’ second largest project in Australia, and the largest wind farm in New South Wales.
In addition to providing clean energy for the equivalent of approximately 215,000 homes annually, Rye Park Wind Farm will create around 250 jobs during the peak of its construction and up to 10 ongoing regional jobs during its operational life.
“Vestas values our partnership with Tilt Renewables and PowAR as we build on our existing footprint of nearly 400 MW of wind energy in Australia,” said Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand.
“Tilt Renewables, now part of the PowAR group, is very pleased to partner with Vestas as OEM of choice and long-term maintenance provider for Rye Park Wind Farm,” said PowAR Chief Executive Officer Geoff Dutaillis.
Delivery of Vestas’ wind turbines is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2022, with commissioning to commence in the second quarter of 2023.