Vestas has received an order for a total capacity of 55 MW consisting of 21 units of the V100-2.6 MW turbine for the “Orta Nova” wind power plant, which will be located in the Apulia region in Italy.
The order has been placed by Parco Eolico Orta Nova Srl, a special purpose company of Inergia S.p.A., a company exclusively dedicated to the production of renewable energy.
The contract comprises supply and installation of the turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system, as well as a 15-year service and maintenance AOM 4000 agreement (Active Output Management). The AOM 4000 is a full-scope service contract, consisting of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and consumables, which offers solid risk management for customers, who want an availability guarantee measured against an agreed threshold. This type of contract offers customers assured performance avoiding unforeseen operational costs of any kind.
Delivery of the first turbines is expected to start during the fourth quarter of 2012 and the project is expected to be operational within 2012.
“Our company has been actively operating in the energy sector since 2003, always striving to contribute to the country’s renewable energy mix and further develop new and different technologies,” states Onorio Onori, Chief Executive Officer of Inergia S.p.A., who continues, “for this reason we have once again chosen Vestas’ technological leadership for this new project, which will be the first in Italy with V100-2.6 MW turbines.”
“Based on the V90-3.0 MW turbine, one of the most proven in the industry, with more than 2,400 installations since 2002, the V100-2.6 MW uses technology which has already shown its efficiency and durability in the field,” affirms Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Acting President, Vestas Mediterranean, who continues, “and we are pleased that Inergia S.p.A. has chosen this turbine for its new wind project in Apulia.”
“It is a pleasure for us to announce this new order from Inergia S.p.A, the second one in 2012, after the “Stornara” wind power plant (6 V90-2.0 MW turbines). This new contract confirms Vestas as Inergia’s main supplier which gives us pride and a feedback on our relationship with the company,” states Rainer Karan, General Manager, Vestas Italia, “the Orta Nova wind power plant will be yet another project to be installed in Apulia, where Vestas has installed close to 40 per cent of the region’s overall capacity.”
The “Orta Nova” wind power plant will produce approx. 123,000 MWh per year, which corresponds to an annual saving of 48,000 tons of CO2 emissions. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of around 110,000 people in Italy.