The over-equipment that Finerge is doing at some of its wind farms is included in the strategic plan that the company approved in 2019
Finerge announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with GE Renewable Energy for the supply of five new wind turbines, intended for the over-equipment projects at the Toutiço and Lagoa de D. João wind farms, with an additional capacity of 29 MW.
The contract includes the supply and installation of the wind turbines (each with 5.8 MW). GE will also provide services to the wind farms in question for the next ten years. The delivery of these wind turbines is scheduled for the second half of 2022.
“This is the third time this year that we have announced the purchase of wind turbines for wind over-equipment. We do so because each purchase means reinforcement and investment in wind farms, creating more renewable energy supply to the Iberian grid. We firmly believe that this is how we are actively contributing to a better, more sustainable future with an increasingly smaller ecological footprint, moving towards the much sought-after – and necessary – carbon neutrality. With more and better equipment, such as the one acquired from GE Renewable Energy, we provide the country with more clean energy solutions,” says Pedro Norton, CEO of Finerge.
The over-equipment that Finerge is doing at some of its wind farms is included in the strategic plan that the Portuguese company approved in 2019.
Recently, Finerge has also signed a deal with Vestas for the supply of six new wind turbines, intended for Finerge’s wind farm over-equipment projects, with an additional capacity of 25 MW.
This contract includes the supply and installation of these wind turbines, V150-4.2 MW. Vestas will also provide services to the wind farm in question in northern Portugal for the next 20 years. The delivery of these wind turbines is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022, with commissioning scheduled for the last quarter of that year.
Already in January, Finerge had announced the purchase of wind turbines from Vestas, to over-equip the first four farms of a set of wind over-equipment projects of over 70 MW.