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Vestas swoops on 756MW Oz wind

Vestas has secured a 756MW turbine order and EPC contract for the Golden Plains Wind Farm in Australia, from TagEnergy.

Vestas will deliver the EPC for the first stage of Golden Plains Wind Farm, located in Victoria.

Stage one is set to be Vestas’ largest onshore wind farm in Asia Pacific and will feature 122 V162-6.2MW wind turbines from the EnVentus platform.

Upon completion, Vestas will also deliver a 30-year service and maintenance agreement.

“Vestas is very pleased to forge a new and valuable partnership with TagEnergy, and project operator WestWind. To support the first stage of Golden Plains Wind Farm, Vestas has levered our capabilities across siting and technology design, finance solutions and grid connection.

“Through our EPC and long-term Service experience, we look forward to driving the realization of TagEnergy’s landmark project,” said Jan-Daniel Kämmer, Vice President Sales of Vestas Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew Riggs, Managing Partner Australia of TagEnergy, added: “TagEnergy is proud to enter a new partnership with Vestas on Victoria’s mega-wind farm.

“Through Vestas’ industry-leading technology, technical, and construction capabilities and integrated power and service solutions, we look forward to delivering this vital project to help Victoria and Australia to reach net-zero carbon emissions targets as soon as possible.”

“This landmark transaction was made possible through creative collaboration between TagEnergy and lenders, but also through Vestas’ proactive and persistent approach, fronted by the Vestas Financial Solutions APAC team, who brought EKF into the project early in the process”, said Peter Boeskov, Chief Commercial Officer, Global Wind & Structured Finance.

“Since 2005 EKF has participated in the financing of Vestas wind farms in Australia with a capacity of 1.7GW and we will remain focused on providing financial solutions and support to sustainable projects like these.”


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