Vestas has signed an agreement with Elemental Energy for a 10-year AOM 4000 service agreement renewal that covers the 27 MW Fermeuse wind power plant in Newfoundland, Canada. The project features nine V90-3.0 MW turbines and was commissioned in 2009. Vestas has conducted service on the site since installation.
AOM (Active Output Management) 4000 is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing. This service option includes the VestasOnline® surveillance system that remotely controls and monitors the turbines and minimizes lost production by predicting when maintenance may be required.
“We have been extremely pleased with the entire Vestas team and the overall performance of the wind plant. The Canadian east coast regional staff has worked above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions over the last five years and has given us a great degree of confidence that our asset is being well-managed and well-maintained. We have great expectations going forward and we are certain that they will be fulfilled,” says Ron Hankewich, Vice President, Corporate Development, Elemental Energy.
“This service contract renewal is another customer vote of confidence in Vestas’ service and maintenance capabilities, illustrating our support for our customers’ long-term asset management strategies” notes Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. He continues: “Our dedicated service team has worked hard to optimize the performance of the Fermeuse wind power plant. We have been able to tailor our service schedule to ensure planned maintenance on low-wind days, which contributes to a world-class Lost Production Factor (LPF) well below 2%. For a smaller, remote site, this is a significant achievement, of which we are very proud.”