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August 31, 2021

Vestas secures turbine supply contract for Australian wind project

The Dulacca Wind Farm will generate enough clean energy to power around 124,000 homes.

By Umesh Ellichipuram

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has secured a contract to provide 181MW wind turbines for the Dulacca Wind Farm in Queensland, Australia, together with RES.

Vestas will supply and install 43 of its V150-4.2MW wind turbines for the facility.

The company has also agreed to service the wind turbines under a 30-year active output management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Under this agreement, Vestas will aim to optimise the project’s energy output and offer ‘long-term business case certainty’.

Once fully operational, the Dulacca Wind Farm will have the capacity to generate enough clean energy to power around 124,000 homes.

During its peak construction phase, the project is expected to create around 150 jobs.

Vestas Australia and New Zealand head Peter Cowling said: “Thanks to our valued relationship with RES, Vestas is proud to be the sustainable energy solutions provider of choice and long-term service provider for Dulacca Wind Farm.

“From the delivery of the wind turbines to commissioning and maintenance, we look forward to successfully supporting this project, which will contribute towards the Queensland Government’s target of [generating] 50% [of power from] renewables by 2030, and Australia’s broader clean energy transition.”

The company plans to deliver the wind turbines in the second quarter of next year, with commissioning due to begin in the first quarter of 2023.

RES Australia CEO Matt Rebbeck said: “RES is pleased to sign our first contract in Australia with Vestas for the construction and operation of this project.

“The Dulacca Wind Farm will bring much-needed diversity of renewables, and valued jobs to the local region.”

Earlier this month, Vestas won a 58MW deal for Crookwell III Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia, in partnership with Naturgy Group subsidiary Global Power Generation.

The company reported revenues of €3.53bn ($4.1bn) in the second quarter of the year, roughly equal to its revenues in the same period of last year.

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