Vestas to build 52-MW wind park in Jordan

The V136-3.45 MW turbine. Source: Vestas Wind Systems (www.vestas.com).

November 27 (Renewables Now) - Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 52-MW Tafila wind park in Jordan, the company announced today.

The order, placed by Daehan Wind Power -- a special-purpose company co-invested in by South Korean utility Korean Southern Power (KOSPO) and Daelim Energy, includes the delivery, installation and commissioning of 15 units of the V136-3.45 MW turbines. In addition, Vestas got a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the plant.

The Danish company plans to ship the turbines in the third quarter of 2019. Commissioning is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.

Vestas noted that this is its fourth EPC contract for a utility-scale wind park in Jordan. According to the company, its installations there account for more than 55% of the country’s total wind power generating capacity.

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