Vestas, a leading global partner for sustainable energy solutions, has further strengthened its leadership position in Greece with new orders for wind projects placed by Volterra and Iberdrola, Vestas has announced.
Volterra has placed a 54-MW order for 15 V117-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode for two wind parks in the Viotia region, northwest of Athens, according to a Vestas announcement.
Underlining Vestas’ ability to support customers in securing wind diverse energy projects, the order includes both the Kastro-Likovouni wind park derived from Greece’s feed-in premium system and the Ampelia wind park awarded at the country’s second renewables auction held in December 2018, Vestas informed.
“This order showcases the extent of the capabilities we offer to our customers as it covers projects derived from different energy schemes. Our vast experience, strong customer knowledge and leading technological solutions make Vestas the wind energy leader globally as well as in Greece. We are very glad to continue our very successful collaboration with Volterra”, said Marios Zangas, Head of Vestas Hellas.
Turbine delivery is planned for the second and third quarters of 2020 and commissioning for the second half of 2020.
Furthermore, Vestas has also won a 16-MW auction-derived order from Iberdrola for the Pyrgari wind park located in Viotia, the company announced.
“We are very proud to have helped Iberdrola win this project and it underlines how our local experience and technology leadership enables us to successfully support our customers in the Greek auctions. We
believe that the project will benefit from the V150-4.2 MW turbine’s extremely competitive Levelised Cost of Energy and its perfect fit with the site’s wind conditions”, Zangas, the Vestas Hellas chief, noted.
In other company news, Vestas has also won an order for an 88-MW wind park in Greece with a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement, it announced. Other details remain undisclosed.
For this order, Vestas has developed a solution that includes the supply and installation of 21 V136-4.2 MW turbines equipped with Vestas Anti-Icing System to optimize performance at the site’s specific
climatic conditions, the company noted, adding the solution will minimize the risk of icing on the turbine blades, maximizing energy production in cold climate conditions.
These agreements lift the company’s total orders in Greece to over 1.9 GW and increase its market share to more than 50 percent, Vesta announced. The company installed the country’s first wind turbine back in 1986.
Since Greece launched its transition to an auction-based renewable energy system last year, Vestas has won more auctioned capacity than any other solutions provider, the company noted.