Vestas nails down first turbine order in South Africa

Vestas has secured its first firm turbine order as part of South Africa’s rejuvenated renewables programme, with plans to deliver and install 37 of its V100 1.8MW turbines to the Hopefield wind farm by February 2014.

Vestas was named preferred supplier in two of the eight wind projects allocated in South Africa’s first tender window last December.

In addition to the 67MW Hopefield project in Western Cape, led by South African developer Umoya Energy, it has also been tapped to supply the 73MW Noblesfontein project, developed by Spain’s Gestamp and its local partners.

In addition to acting as engineering, procurement and construction contractor for Hopefield, Vestas has also won a 15-year service agreement.

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