Vestas has secured the order from Elera Renováveis for the 248 MW Seridó Oeste project, located in Parelhas, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
The project will feature 55 V150-4.5 MW turbines which Vestas will supply and install. Upon completion, Vestas will also deliver a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. This agreement will optimise energy production while also providing long-term business case certainty.
“We are pleased to partner with Elera Renováveis, from Brookfield Asset Management group, for their first greenfield wind project to be deployed in Brazil. This order showcases how Vestas’ 4 MW platform offers winning and versatile solutions to our customers allowing them to customise their products for both their free and regulated markets customers” says Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America.
The delivery of wind turbines is planned for the second quarter of 2023, with commissioning scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.
The wind turbines are locally produced under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME rules, creating jobs and expanding Brazil’s wind energy industry and supporting the government’s initiative to promote renewables and a more sustainable energy mix.