Danish wind turbine maker secures 40 MW Lyrkio wind project contract in Greece
Vestas will deliver 12 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for the Lyrkio wind farm to be located in the Greek Peloponnese region. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Greece for a wind energy project in the southern Greek region of Peloponnese. The order for 12 units of the V112-3.3 MW model was placed by Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos S.A., a Greek company specialising in the development, construction and operation of wind farms in the country, the company said.
The contract for the 40 MW Lyrkio wind project comprises supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement, a full-scope service package to maximise uptime and performance.
Turbine delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016, whilst commissioning is expected for the first quarter of 2017. The Lyrkio wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of 85 GWh, enough to cover the electricity consumption of more than 20,000 Greek households with clean energy annually.
The Greek wind market has had a low activity this year owing to the country’s economic circumstances, but with its good wind resources Greece remains an attractive market for wind energy. President of Vestas Mediterranean, Marco Graziano says, “The order from Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos S.A. reaffirms that wind energy provides a strong business case when the wind resources are right and that Greece’s wind potential is still significant. Vestas delivers wind energy solutions all over the world and we are proud to install another wind park in Greece”.
Vestas has installed more than 1.1 GW of wind turbines in Greece.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 55,700 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 74 countries, providing jobs for around 19,600 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and close to 71 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.