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Vestas gives boost to Italian wind sector

Vestas has agreed to supply 11 turbines for Italy’s Santa Luce wind farm saving 21,000 tonnes of GHGs per year

Vestas will provide 11 units of the V100-1.8MW wind turbine

Danish wind power giant, Vestas will supply 19.8 MW in wind turbines to Italy by the end of 2012, enough to save 21,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, said the company in statement on Tuesday. 

Vestas will provide 11 units of its V100-1.8 MW wind turbine for the Santa Luce Wind Power Plant in Tuscany.

The wind farm will generate approximately 53 GWh per year and produce enough electricity to cover the residential consumption of more than 46,500 people in Italy, according to the company.

“This turbine has a very good fit to the Italian sites and respective wind conditions. With this order, Vestas reinforces its presence in northern Italy and further contributes to the country’s own energy production,” said Rainer Karan, General Manager of Vestas Italia.

Vestas plans the first delivery of the wind turbines in autumn with the project being commercially operational before the end of 2012.

In June Vestas received the order for 21 units of the V100-2.6 MW turbine for the “Orta Nova” wind power plant in the Apulia region in Italy.