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Danish firm in 55 MW wind boost for Italy

Vestas signs 21-turbine order for Italy’s Orta Nova wind power plant

A wind farm in Italy. The Orta Nova wind plant will increase Italy’s wind power

A Danish turbine firm has won a 55 MW order to increase Italy’s wind power. Vestas has received the order for 21 units of its V100-2.6 MW turbine for the “Orta Nova” wind power plant in the Apulia region in Italy.

The order has been placed by Parco Eolico Orta Nova Srl, a special purpose company of Inergia S.p.A., a company exclusively dedicated to the production of renewable energy.

The “Orta Nova” wind power plant will produce approximately 123,000 MWh per year, which corresponds to an annual saving of 48,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of around 110,000 people in Italy.

“Our company has been actively operating in the energy sector since 2003, always striving to contribute to the country’s renewable energy mix and further develop new and different technologies,” said Onorio Onori, chief executive officer of Inergia S.p.A. “For this reason we have once again chosen Vestas’ technological leadership for this new project, which will be the first in Italy with V100-2.6 MW turbines.”

The contract includes the supply and installation of the turbines, as well as a 15-year service and maintenance agreement. 

Juan Araluce, chief sales officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, said: “Based on the V90-3.0 MW turbine, the V100-2.6 MW uses technology which has already shown its efficiency and durability in the field. We are pleased that Inergia S.p.A. has chosen this turbine for its new wind project in Apulia.”

The Orta Nova wind power plant will be another project to be installed in Apulia, where Vestas has installed close to 40 per cent of the region’s overall capacity. Delivery of the first turbines is expected to start later this year.