Vestas a pioneer in Guatemala

Vestas has won a 53MW order for Guatemala's first wind farm.

The Danish turbine maker will supply, install and commission 16 of its V112-3.3MW machines at the San Antonio project. The deal includes a ten-year service agreement and civil and electrical works.

Turbine delivery will start in the fourth quarter of 2014, with the plant expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of next year.

The order has been placed by Eólico San Antonio El Sitio and Wind Turbine Investments, two special-purpose companies owned by Centrans Group and Victoria Corp, working on the development of renewables projects in Central America.

"Vestas offered the most suited turbines, meeting the project’s requirements and optimising its future performance. We look forward to the installation of the very first Guatemalan wind power plant with Vestas turbines.” says Jorge Sinibaldi, chief executive of Eólico San Antonio El Sitio.

Vestas, regional vice-president for sales, Adrian Katzew Corenstein, says the manufacturer's strategy is to develop new markets, and this project makes Guatemala the 36th country in which it has played a pioneering role.