Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines, has secured a contract from Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), a Colombian multi-utility, to supply wind turbines, which will have a combined capacity of 109.6MW, in Chile.
Pursuant to the contract, Vestas will supply 22 V100-1.8 MW and 35 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Los Cururos wind power plant, which will be installed in Coquimbo region, Chile. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2013 and the wind power plant is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2014.
The scope of the contract for the Los Cururos wind power plant comprises delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA system as well as a 10-year active management output (AOM) 4000 service agreement.
The Los Cururos wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of more than 290,000MWh, which will save the environment from more than 119,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per annum. In addition, the wind project will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 550,500 people in Chile.