Vestas wins 108MW order for three wind farms in Bolivia

3 July 2018 (Last Updated July 3rd, 2018 11:48)

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 108MW order from Electricity National Company (ENDE) for three wind farms in Bolivia.

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 108MW order from Electricity National Company (ENDE) for three wind farms in Bolivia.

The wind farms San Julián, Warnes, and El Dorado are located in the municipalities of Cotoca, Warnes, and Cabezas in Santa Cruz.

ENDE is responsible for managing electric energy generation, transmission, and distribution in Bolivia.

ENDE Minister of Energy Rafael Alarcon said: “The execution of this project together with an experienced partner like Vestas responds to the government’s aim to implement a more sustainable, clean and environmentally committed energy mix in the country.

“Upon completion, the three wind farms in Bolivia will have a capacity of 40MW, 14MW and 54MW, totalling 108MW.”

“As of today, only thermoelectric energy is generated in the Santa Cruz department, so these three wind farms implementation will be transcendental to reduce CO2 emissions and to improve the environmental quality.”

Danida is providing financial support for the project. Vestas intends to deliver and commission the turbines next year.

Upon completion, the three wind farms in Bolivia will have a capacity of 40MW, 14MW and 54MW, totalling 108MW.

The order includes supply and installation of 30 V136-3.45MW delivered in 3.6MW power-optimised mode, as well as site construction supervision and an MV Collector system.

Vestas LATAM sales senior director Enric Català said: “Vestas has pioneered more than 30 markets across the globe, and we are pleased to once again make our versatile and sound expertise in wind available to customers in a new market, this time Bolivia.

“With more than 4GW installed in Latin America, Vestas plays a key role in supporting the continent’s green transition, and we will continue to work hard in order to deliver clean, competitive, and sustainable energy solutions to our customers in the future.”