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Alinta and Vestas to build Australian wind farm

Posted on 12 Apr 2019 and read 1110 times
Alinta and Vestas to build Australian wind farmVestas has received a 214MW order from Australian utility Alinta Energy for the Yandin Wind Farm in Western Australia.

Yandin will be the state’s largest renewable-power plant, providing enough energy to power more than 200,000 homes.

Located about 150km north of Perth, the project will feature 51 V150-4.2MW turbines with hub heights of 105m. Vestas will also be responsible for the entire project through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement.

Yandin will allow Alinta to reduce its use of natural gas for electricity generation, reducing its energy production costs and illustrating how renewable energy is quickly becoming the lowest-cost energy technology in Australia.

Alinta will also look to Vestas to keep Yandin operating at maximum efficiency through a 25-year Active Output Management 4000 service agreement.

Peter Cowling, head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand (www.vestas.com), said: “Yandin is a key project for Vestas, Alinta and Western Australia.

"We can see enormous potential for wind energy in Western Australia that is perfectly suited to our industry-leading wind turbines.

"Our leadership position in providing complete renewable-energy solutions in Australia means we have more knowledge and resources to apply to giving our customers — and Australian energy consumers — the most productive, reliable and affordable clean energy around. In this way, we will support Australia’s transition towards an energy system entirely powered by renewable energy.”