Vestas has secured a contract to supply turbines for a proposed 55MW Orta Nova wind farm to be located in the Apulia region of Italy.
The contract was awarded by Parco Eolico Orta Nova, a special purpose company of Inergia.
Inergia CEO, Onorio Onori, said: "Our company has been actively operating in the energy sector since 2003, always striving to contribute to the country's renewable energy mix and further develop new and different technologies. For this reason we have once again chosen Vestas' technological leadership for this new project, which will be the first in Italy with V100-2.6 MW turbines."
Vestas Wind Systems chief sales officer and acting president Vestas Mediterranean, Juan Araluce, said: "Based on the V90-3.0 MW turbine, one of the most proven in the industry, with more than 2,400 installations since 2002, the V100-2.6 MW uses technology which has already shown its efficiency and durability in the field and we are pleased that Inergia SpA has chosen this turbine for its new wind project in Apulia."
Under the terms of the contract, Vestas will supply and install 21 units of the V100-2.6 MW turbine; it will also supply VestasOnline Business SCADA system.
It will also be responsible for a 15-year service and maintenance active output management 4000 agreement.
Turbine deliveries will begin during the fourth quarter of 2012 and the project is expected to be operational within 2012.
The wind power plant will produce approximately 123,000 MWh per year, and meet the electricity needs of around 110,000 people in Italy.
Image: Vestas will supply 21 units of the V100-2.6 MW turbine for the wind farm in Italy. Photo: courtesy of Vestas.