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Danish firm to supply 16 MW to Spanish wind farm

Vestas receives first 2 MW turbine order in Spain for Valcaire wind power plant

The wind farm will boost wind power in Spain

Spain is set for a wind boost after a Danish firm is to supply 16 MW of its turbines to the country. Vestas has received its first V100-2.0 MW turbine order from Eyra Instalaciones y Servicios for the Valcaire wind power plant to be installed close to Granada, Spain.

The eight units of the V100-2.0 MW with a total capacity of 16 MW will be delivered to the site during the second half of 2012 and the wind power plant is expected to be commissioned by the end of the same year.

The contract includes delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution, as well as a 5-year service and maintenance AOM 4000 agreement (Active Output Management).

Eyra Instalaciones y Servicios is the ACS Group’s company dedicated to the promotion, construction, operation and maintenance of renewable energy generating plants, particularly wind power plants and thermal solar plants. The ACS Group is a worldwide player dedicated to energy and infrastructure development. Eyra Instalaciones y Servicios has installed more than 244 MW of Vestas wind power plants.

José Luis Martínez Dalmau, general manager of Eyra Instalaciones y Serviciosm, said: “We have been working with Vestas for several years and they have proven to be a strong and reliable technology and service partner, who has been able to support us through the entire process, offering us confidence and business case certainty. We are glad to have them on board for this new project.”

Miguel Picardo, general manager, Vestas Iberia (Spain & Portugal) and Vestas Brazil, said: “It is an honour for us to be chosen, once again, by Eyra Instalaciones y Servicios for the Valcaire project. The company has proved one more time that they are a frontrunner in developing wind power in Spain and we are pleased with our partnership with Eyra. We look forward to a continued close cooperation.”

“We are pleased to announce this very first V100-2.0 MW order in Spain,” added Juan Araluce, chief sales officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Acting President, Vestas Mediterranean. “With a market-leading track record of the 2 MW platform, best-ever performance and improved grid compliance, the new V100-2.0 MW turbine is in a class of its own – ensuring the best business case certainty for our customers.”