Vestas joins forces with PEC Energia to build an 86 MW wind farm in Brazil
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Vestas has signed an agreement with PEC Energia Renovável to power the Serra das Vacas wind park. The project will feature 19 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines. Vestas surpasses the milestone of 7 GW of order intake in Brazil for 4 MW platform wind turbines since 2018.
PEC Energia, a subsidiary of Engeform Energia Renovável, has signed a contract with Vestas to power the Serra das Vacas wind farm in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco.
Vestas will supply and install 19 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines for the project. Vestas will also provide a 25-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement upon completion. This agreement will optimize energy production while also ensuring the long-term viability of the business case.
With this project, Vestas surpasses the 7 GW order intake milestone in Brazil for 4 MW platform wind turbines since 2018, cementing its position as the best-selling wind turbine platform of all time in Brazil. Vestas has installed more than 57 GW of 4 MW platform wind turbines worldwide since the platform's introduction in 2010.
"We are excited about our first collaboration with PEC Energia. We are confident that our 4 MW platform's proven track record, combined with the long-term service agreement, will provide the certainty they require to power their clients' businesses in a wide range of industries with reliable, cost-competitive, and sustainable energy,"
says Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America.
"This collaboration reaffirms our commitment to renewable energy generation in Brazil." We are also developing an 11 GW pipeline of wind parks, and with this agreement with Vestas, we expect to build and operate our best projects to provide the most competitive source of energy in Brazil to our corporate clients,"
explains Gilberto Feldman, President and Shareholder of Engeform Energia Renovável.
The wind turbines will be manufactured in Brazil under the FINAME rules of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), creating jobs and expanding Brazil's wind energy industry while also supporting the government's initiative to promote renewables and a more sustainable energy mix.
Delivery and commissioning of the turbines are scheduled for 2024.
Source: Vestas news