Vestas partners with A2A to build a 30 MW wind park in Sicily
News release from Vestas Mediterranean
Madrid, 31 March 2022
A2A, through its subsidiary r2r, has signed an agreement with Vestas for the supply and installation of three V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in 4.0 MW operating mode and five V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimised mode for the Matarocco greenfield wind park in Sicily.
The contract also includes an Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 agreement with Vestas for the maintenance and service of the wind park over the next 10 years.
The project will increase A2A’s installed wind power capacity in the country and add to Vestas’ more than 4.7 GW of wind capacity under construction or installed in Italy.
"The partnership with Vestas confirms the Group's desire to grow in renewables, in line with the strategy outlined in our 2021-2030 industrial plan. This agreement will allow us to expand our presence in Sicily, consolidating our role as a national player in the energy transition”, comments Lorenzo Giussani, A2A's Head of Generation and Trading.
"We are pleased to partner with A2A for this project in Italy, which showcases the reliability of our 4 MW platform. In combination with a long-term service agreement, this ensures maximum value for our customer's business case, while contributing to the sustainable development of the Italian energy mix", says Vestas head of Italy, Francesco Amati.
Turbine delivery is planned by the first quarter of 2023 while commissioning is expected by the second quarter of 2023.
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Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 151 GW of wind turbines in 86 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 129 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
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A2A is the Life Company that deals with energy, water and the environment, elements fundamental to life, thanks to the circular use of natural resources. It provides the areas and communities in which it operates with expertise and advanced technologies to improve people's quality of life and contribute to the sustainable growth of the country. Listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, with over 12,000 employees, A2A is a leader in Italy in the environmental sector, from sorted waste collection to integrated waste management and material and energy recovery. The second largest energy producer in Italy by its installed capacity, A2A also manages the sale and distribution of electricity and gas, the integrated water cycle, district heating, electric mobility, public lighting, energy efficiency interventions and solutions for the development of Smart Cities. The results for the 2021 financial year report a EBITDA of € 1,428 million, Net Profit of € 504 million and Capex amounted to € 1,074 million, up 46% on the previous year.