Vestas steps into Lincoln Gap wind turbines amid hurdles at Senvion
Category: #energy-and-environment  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2020-03-04
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Vestas steps into Lincoln Gap wind turbines amid hurdles at Senvion

 

  • Vestas noted that it secured the service agreement from Singapore-based Nexif Energy
  • Lincoln Gap wind farm will have the capacity to produce over 800,000 MWh of electricity annually
  • Vestas is set to service over 230 MW of Senvion turbines in the Australian shore

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is set to maintain the turbines powering South Australia’s 126-MW first stage of 212-MW Lincoln Gap wind farm. Vestas noted that it secured the service agreement from Nexif Energy that owns and operates wind farms and other renewable projects in several countries. They reported that the first phase is in operational, while the second 86-MW stage is under construction.

According to the sources, Vestas is set to bolster the 126-MW plant by improving the production of 35 M140 3.6 MW Senvion turbines. It is worth noting that the work is based under the long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) contract. Going forward, the contract may address substation’s scheduled maintenance for the wind farms, service roads and high voltage equipment. Vestas confirmed that the delivery of the service will start instantly.

Notably, Senvion, an EPC contractor is plagued with financial troubles. The debt-ridden German wind turbine maker went into the so-called “self-administered insolvency proceedings.” The insolvency proceedings meant that Nexif had to step in and supervise the completion of the construction of phase one.

It is believed that the Lincoln Gap wind farm will have the capacity to produce over 800,000 MWh of electricity per year, provided it is fully operational. According to reports, the wind farm will go live in mid-2020 and will have a 10-MW battery storage system provided by Fluence.

Following the completion of the deal, Vestas is set to service Senvion turbines of over 230 MW in the Australian shore. Vestas has a strong hold in the Australian industry and has built a testing facility and turbine facility in Victoria.

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https://renewablesnow.com/news/vestas-nabs-service-deal-for-australias-lincoln-gap-wind-turbines-689455/

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