Vestas wins 140 MW order for first V163-4.5 MW projects in Spain
News release from Vestas Mediterranean
Madrid, 31 March 2023
Vestas has received a 140 MW order for the Cerrato, Atalayas and San Cebrián wind parks, to be located in Castilla y León, Spain. The contract includes the supply and installation of 20 V163-4.5 MW wind turbines and 11 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, as well as a 10-year 4000 Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement.
The San Cebrián and Cerrato wind parks will feature the first V163-4.5 MW wind turbines in Europe. The V163-4.5 MW has a large rotor-size-to-rating ratio resulting in a high capacity factor, which in turn enables higher Annual Energy Production and more stable power output at park level. This improves predictability and stability in production, optimising the utilisation of the wind park as well as benefitting the energy grid.
The order has been placed by Estudios y Proyectos Pradamap y Cerrato Eólica (Grupo Vapat). The company has developed and commissioned 650 MW of wind power, and currently has over 2,500 MW of wind power and PV hybrid projects in different states of development and construction.
“We would like to thank Pradamap (Grupo Vapat) for renewing their trust in the Vestas 4 MW platform. This order showcases how our latest models can provide our customers with the reliability and predictability they need to optimise their business case in Spain. We expect that our full converter technology and our strong market presence will continue to contribute to the energy transition in the country”, says Agustín Sánchez-Tembleque, Vestas General Manager Spain & Portugal.
Turbine delivery and commissioning are expected by 2024.
The project will also benefit from Vestas’ manufacturing footprint in Spain. The company manufactures V150 blades at its factory in Daimiel (Ciudad Real) for the 4 MW and the EnVentus platforms. Since 1991, when Vestas installed its first wind turbine in Spain, the company has secured an order intake of more than 5.1 GW for over 130 wind parks in the country.
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