Press Release:

Vestas secures 155 MW order in New Zealand

News release from Vestas Asia Pacific
Seoul, 25 June 2024

Vestas has received a 155 MW order for the second stage of the Mercury Energy’s Kaiwera Downs wind farm in New Zealand. The order includes the supply and installation of 36 of Vestas’ V136-4.2 MW turbines in 4.3 MW operating mode as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service and maintenance contract. This project builds on the first stage of the Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm which was also delivered by Vestas.

“We are pleased that Vestas and Mercury’s portfolio continues to expand in New Zealand’s promising renewable energy market. Upon completion of Stage Two, Kaiwera Downs will continue to accelerate the country’s decarbonisation ambitions. We are pleased that our industry leading people, wind turbines and sustainable energy solutions can contribute to this”, said Danny Nielsen, Senior Vice President and Country Head of Vestas Australia & New Zealand”.

"We’re looking forward to pushing ahead with this project alongside the Vestas team, and our other delivery partners including Higgins and Electronet. Together, we will have added more than 400 MW of renewables into New Zealand’s electricity mix once the Kaiwera Downs wind farm is complete,” said Mercury’s Executive General Manager Portfolio, Phil Gibson.

Once operational, Kaiwera Downs stage one and two will become New Zealand’s second largest wind farm and is expected to create approximately 150 jobs during the peak of construction.

Delivery of Vestas’ wind turbines is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2025, with commissioning to commence in the first quarter of 2026.

For more information, please contact:
Kilani Fisher
Head of Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific.
+61 0436 855 159

About Vestas
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 179 GW of wind turbines in 88 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 149 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 30,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

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