Vestas received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for the 52-megawatt Tafila wind park in Jordan, the Danish wind giant announced Tuesday.
The order was placed by Daehan Wind Power, a special-purpose company co-invested in by the South Korean utility Korean Southern Power (KOSPO) and Daelim Energy, marking their first step into the Jordanian renewable energy market, according to a statement from Vestas.
'The contract includes the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 15 V136-3.45 MW turbines and it is Vestas' fourth EPC contract for utility-scale wind parks in the country,' it said.
The order includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park. Turbine delivery is planned for the third quarter of 2019, while commissioning is expected in the first quarter of 2020.
According to the press release, Vestas pioneered wind energy in Jordan in 1996 and remains the market leader with more than 55 percent of the country’s total wind capacity.
'This comprehensive EPC contract reinforces our leadership in the Jordanian wind energy market and demonstrates our project management expertise and broad range of auction capabilities. We are grateful to partner with Daehan and we are pleased to increase our contribution to Jordan's transition to renewable energy sources,' said Rainer Karan, general manager of Vestas Mediterranean Eastern Cluster.
Byung-hee Min, vice president of Overseas Business Department at KOSPO and chairman of Daehan Wind Power Company, thanked Vestas for facilitating the South Korean company's entry into the Jordanian market.
'To take a first step into a new market is always challenging, and in this project, we had to negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders. I am pleased that Daelim Energy has made this project successful with our partners,' added In-Gyu Kim, vice president of Daelim Energy and vice chairman of Daehan Wind Power Co.
'We will do our best to advance into overseas markets such as South America, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa,' he said.
Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe, with more than 97 gigawatts of wind turbines installed in 79 countries.
By Hale Turkes