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Vestas secures wind turbine contracts in Scotland and Chile

CTBR Staff Writer Published 29 June 2015

Vestas has secured a contract with Infinis Energy to supply turbines for the 66MW Galawhistle wind power plant in Scotland, UK and 85MW San Juan wind project in Atacama, Chile.

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The deal requires Vestas to deliver, install and commission 22 V90-3.0 MW turbines for the project. It also includes a five-year service agreement.

The wind farm will be located about 7km east of Muirkirk, East Ayrshire and 4km west of Douglas, South Lanarkshire.

Vestas plans to deliver the turbines in the second quarter of 2016 and the project is expected to be completed in early 2017.

Infinis chief executive Eric Machiels said: "At a time when the UK Government has pledged to meet its international obligations to reduce carbon emissions and decarbonise power generation, Infinis continues to believe that onshore wind remains the most effective renewable energy technology and that it is best placed to help achieve these goals at the lowest cost to consumers."

Vestas Northern Europe president Klaus Steen Mortensen said: "Despite regulatory uncertainty, this order underlines our engagement and commitment in the UK market, where cus-tomers see the value of deploying cost-competitive, carbon-free onshore wind."

In a separate press release, Vestas revealed that it has also secured a contract to provide turbines for the 185MW San Juan wind project in Atacama, Chile.

The contract with Latin America Power will see Vestas supply, install 56 V117-3.3MW turbines. It also includes a five-year service agreement.

Image: Vestas V90-3.0MW wind turbine, Robin Rigg, UK. Photo: courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.