News release from Vestas Mediterranean
Madrid, 30 September 2021
Vestas has signed a new agreement with Casa dos Ventos for a 189 MW wind project in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. As the fifth contract between the companies, the order takes the cooperation to surpass the 1.7 GW mark and highlights Casa dos Ventos' position as Vestas' largest customer in Latin America and one of the largest investors in the development of wind projects in the country.
The order includes 42 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimised Mode as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract, optimising the energy production for the lifetime of the project.
“We are happy with the long-term partnership with Casa dos Ventos. Vestas is ready to drive the energy transition forward in Brazil, a country with enormous wind potential and one that embraces renewable energies like no one else. It is our mission to increasingly expand the share of wind energy in the Brazilian energy mix, and this new agreement is another step in the right direction”, says Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America.
The project’s output will be used by Casa dos Ventos to supply corporate customers with renewable energy through corporate power purchase agreements (PPA).
“This new agreement and the new project reinforce our leading role in supporting corporate customers in their transition to sustainable and low-cost energy consumption”, says Lucas Araripe, director of new business at Casa dos Ventos.
The delivery of wind turbines is planned for the fourth quarter of 2023 and first quarter of 2024, with commissioning scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.
For more information, please contact:
Jonathan Bendix Colombo
Head of Public Affairs and Communication - Vestas Latin America South
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 140 GW of wind turbines in 85 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 120 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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About Casa dos Ventos
Casa dos Ventos is the largest developer of energy generation projects from renewable sources in Brazil. A pioneer in the sector, the company was responsible for the largest exploratory campaign for wind resources ever undertaken in the world and for the development of one in every three wind farms in operation in the country. Our trajectory is marked by innovation, technology and customized solutions, in order to support the energy transition of consumers towards a sustainable, competitive and inclusive supply. To ensure our growth strategy, we have a portfolio of wind and solar projects with more than 17 GW of capacity. We formally adhered to the UN Global Compact and support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our company complies with the best ESG practices, preserving local biomes, improving the conditions of surrounding communities, and contributing to a low-carbon economy.
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