ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. Vestas has signed a new agreement with Omega Energia for the 212 MW Assuruá 4 project, located in the cities of Gentio do Ouro and Xique-Xique, in Bahia. The order includes 47 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in 4.5 MW Power Optimised Mode as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract, optimising the energy production for the lifetime of the project. With this project, Vestas’ surpasses the milestone of 5 GW of order intake in Brazil for the V150 wind turbines in 4.2 MW standard rating and 4.5 MW Power Optimised Modes. The milestone is reached a year and a half after the turbine variant started being produced in the country. The wind turbines are locally produced under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME rules, creating jobs and expanding Brazil’s wind energy industry and supporting the government’s initiative to promote renewables and a more sustainable energy mix.
The V150-4.2 MW wind turbine was launched in 2017 and has since then secured a global order intake of more than 14 GW, making it one of the most successful wind turbine variants in the industry. A report carried by Energía Limpia XXI magazine states that Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 136 GW of wind turbines in 84 countries, Vestas has installed more wind power than anyone else.
“Omega is a leading player in the Brazilian market, and we are certain that the reliability and competitiveness of the V150-4.2 MW turbine combined with the 10-year service agreement, will provide our partner long-term certainty for their first greenfield project in Bahia”, says Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America.
“We are really proud to achieve this 5 GW milestone, consolidating V150-4.2 MW as the best-selling turbine model ever in Brazil. This underlines the turbine’s excellent fit with Brazil’s wind conditions and its unparalleled levelised cost of energy”.
“Omega has been implementing excellent renewable energy projects for the past 12 years, with a special focus on wind energy. Our projects have been listed as some of the best in Brazil, month after month. The implementation of Assuruá 4 project, in Bahia, will maintain this tradition, now counting on the reliability of Vestas as our turbine supplier. This alliance will bring renewable energy to consumers at very competitive costs, while bringing economic and social development to the country side of Bahia”, says Rogério Zampronha, CEO of Omega Desenvolvimento.