Wind turbine company, Vestas Wind Systems A/S has secured a 181 MW contract for Dulacca Wind Farm located in Queensland, Australia. Together with Renewable Energy Systems (RES), Vestas will be supplying and installing 43 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for the project.
Once the project is completed, the wind turbine company will be working on a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement which will optimize energy production and ensure long-term viability of the business case.
In addition to delivering sustainable energy to approximately 124,000 residences, Dulacca Wind Farm will employ approximately 150 workers during its peak construction.
Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand, said that the company is thrilled to be the sustainable energy solutions provider of choice and long-term service provider for Dulacca Wind Farm, supported by the valued collaboration with RES.
From wind turbine delivery to commissioning and maintenance, the firm looks forward to successfully supporting this project, contributing to Queensland's goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030 and Australia's broader clean energy transition.
Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific, said - Vestas is thrilled that clients like RES continue to choose their firm for its superior technology, industry experience, and broad service options. Through the successful completion of Dulacca Wind Farm, the company is looking forward to advocating RES Australia's ambitious goal of sustainability.
Matt Rebbeck, CEO of RES in Australia, mentions that their firm has signed the first contract in Australia with Vestas for building and operation of this project. The Dulacca Wind Farm will provide the local community with much-needed renewable energy diversification and valuable jobs.
Sources estimate that the Vestas' wind turbines will be delivered by the second quarter of 2022, with commissioning to begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Additionally, the project will establish a Community Fund of AU$1.25 million as part of RES' commitment to assisting local communities.