ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. Wind energy in Argentina continues to growth. Vestas has signed an agreement with Pampa Energia for the 81 MW De la Bahia II project, close to Bahia Blanca city in the Province of Buenos Aires in Argentina. With this extension of the De la Bahia wind park that has been in operation since 2019, the wind complex’ combined capacity will reach a total of 187 MW.
“Vestas is pleased to grow our partnership with Pampa Energia, the leading independent and energy integrated company in Argentina. We are certain that the reliability and competitiveness of the 4 MW platform combined with the 20-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the assets, will provide Pampa Energía with long-term certainty and optimise their business case”, says Eduardo Ricotta, President of Vestas Latin America. Energía Limpia XXI magazine noted that according to the Vestas report the order includes 18 V150-4.5 MW turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract, optimising the energy production for the lifetime of the project.
“The important expansion that the company will carry out in this site will be of great value for the generation of clean energy. Through this investment, Pampa Energía reinforces its commitment to the sustainable production of energy resources and the revaluation of caring for the environment” says Marcelo Mindlin, Chairman at Pampa Energía.
The delivery of wind turbines is planned for the third quarter of 2022, with commissioning scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.
Vestas and Pampa Energía S.A., besides the De la Bahia cluster, have previously developed the 100 MW Mario Cebreiro wind park in the same region and in operation since 2018.
With this new order, Vestas consolidates its leading position in Argentina with a market share of more than 50 percent of the 1.5 GW fleet in operation.
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