Vestas to supply 14 turbines for Larimar II windfarm in Dominican Republic


Vestas has secured a contract from Elecnor to provide and install 14 of its V117-3.45MW turbines for the Larimar II windfarm.

Located in the Enriquillo region of the Dominican Republic, the 48MW facility is expected to be operational by November 2019.

Elecnor signed a contract worth $89.1m with electricity generation company Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina to provide engineering, supply, construction, and start-up services for the windfarm.

Vestas is also serving as the technology partner.

"Energy consumption in the Dominican Republic is growing rapidly and Vestas continues to play a key role in the country’s transition towards energy independency."

Delivery of the turbines is planned to be carried out during Q1, 2018, while commissioning is expected by Q3 of the same year.

Vestas Mediterranean president Marco Graziano said: “Energy consumption in the Dominican Republic is growing rapidly and Vestas continues to play a key role in the country’s transition towards energy independency.

“We pioneered the market back in 2011 and we are confident that our valuable partner Elecnor will appreciate the efficiency and outstanding performance of our V117-3.45 in medium to high-wind sites.”

Once completed, the Larimar II windfarm will help the Dominican Republic realise its goal of increasing the country’s share in renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.