Vestas signs 40 MW order in Nicaragua
Randers, Denmark – The wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has signed an order for a total capacity of 39.6 MW consisting of 22 units of the V100-1.8 MW turbine for the Alba Rivas wind power plant, which will be located in Hacienda La Fe, Rivas, Nicaragua.
The order has been placed by Alba de Nicaragua S.A. (Albanisa), a private company specialized in energy generation, security services, hotels, livestock breeding, transportation, loans, port cargo handling and gas distribution. Delivery of the first turbines is expected to start in Q4 2012 and the project is expected to be commercially operational during Q2 2013.
The contract comprises supply and commissioning of the turbines, the VestasOnline Monitoring System as well as a five-year service and maintenance agreement AOM 4000. According to Vestas AOM 4000 is a full scope service contract, consisting of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and consumables, which offers solid risk management for customers who want an availability guarantee measured against an agreed threshold.