Vestas secures service contract renewal in Australia
Singapore - Vestas has secured a five-year service-contract extension for each of Infigen Energy’s four wind farms utilising Vestas turbines in Australia.
The agreements cover a total of 367.6 MW of installed capacity comprising 166 turbines across the three stages of the Lake Bonney Wind Farm in South Australia and the Alinta Wind Farm in Western Australia, and will extend Vestas’ service of these projects until 31 December 2017. Lake Bonney 1 includes 46 V66 wind turbines at 1.75 MW each which began producing energy in March 2005. Lake Bonney 2 and Lake Bonney 3 consist of 66 V90-3.0 MW turbines that were completed in 2008 and 2010, respectively. While Alinta Wind Farm consists of 54 Vestas NM82 wind turbines with a rating of 1.65 MW and started producing energy in January 2006.
“We are pleased to continue our strong partnership with Infigen Energy,” said Sean Sutton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “This service contract renewal shows the strong faith and confidence by Infigen Energy on our latest service and maintenance option. The credit should also go to the excellent work done by my colleagues who are maintaining these wind farms.”
Infigen Energy’s Managing Director Miles George said, “These agreements are competitive with alternative solutions available to Infigen, including in-house maintenance and third-party providers.” “They will contribute towards Infigen’s goal of providing stable and predictable returns through effective containment of post-warranty wind farm costs, and achieve reduced risk in a post-warranty environment,” he said.