The order for V112-3.45 MW and V117-3.45 MW turbines was placed by Mt Emerald Wind Farm Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of RATCH Australia Corporation (RAC).
Located near Mareeba in north Queensland, the Mt Emerald wind farm is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project for Vestas. The order also includes a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance as well as a SCADA VestasOnline Business system for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance.
“We have enjoyed a close working relationship with RAC for a number of years and are delighted to have been selected to construct and service the Mt Emerald Wind Farm. Once completed, the project will take Vestas’ total turbine installations in Australia to more than 2.1 GW”, said Gerard Carew, Vestas Head of Sales & Business Development, Asia Pacific.
”We are very pleased to be working with Vestas on this landmark project for RAC and Far North Queensland. In the end, the decision for us came down to the low cost of energy and proven performance of the Vestas turbines, which together with Vestas track record of wind farm project delivery in Australia gave us the necessary confidence for a project of this scope and scale”, said Anthony Yeates, RAC Executive General Manager Business Development.
Installation and commissioning of the turbines is expected in the second half of 2018, with the project expected to provide up to 150 jobs during the construction phase.
Source: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Date: Nov 30, 2016