Vestas has signed an 86 MW contract with Nexif Energy for the second stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia.
The EPC agreement will include the engineering, procurement and construction of 24 of Vestas’ V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. This will add to the customer’s existing fleet of 126 MW of Senvion turbines which are being serviced by Vestas.
By replacing Senvion as the EPC contractor, the project is on course to successfully meet Nexif Energy’s long-term sustainable goals for South Australia. Upon completion, Vestas will commence a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the new turbines.
This is designed to maximise energy production for the lifetime of the project. With an energy-based availability guarantee which covers both the turbines and balance of plant assets, Vestas will provide Nexif with long-term business case certainty.
Delivery of the turbines will commence in the first quarter of 2021, with commissioning to be scheduled in the third quarter of 2021.
Vestas currently provides over 50 percent of Australia’s wind generation. With its excellent wind resources and ideal access to the grid, the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm will annually provide over 800,000 MWh of clean energy to Australian energy consumers.