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Vestas wins massive order for Australian wind project

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Vestas, one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers, has secured a major wind project order from TagEnergy for the second stage of the 1.3 gigawatt Golden Plains Wind Farm in Australia.

The company announced it will handle the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the 577 megawatt (MW) second phase, installing 93 of its V162-6.2 MW wind turbines from the EnVentus platform.

This latest deal builds on Vestas’ existing relationship with TagEnergy, as the company is currently delivering the 756MW EPC contract for the first stage of the Golden Plains project.

Once both phases are complete, the 1.3GW wind farm will be Vestas’ largest ever onshore wind installation worldwide.

In addition to constructing the wind farm, Vestas has secured a 30-year service and maintenance agreement to ensure optimal energy production for the plant’s full output into Australia’s power grid over the long term.

“Through our best-in-class people, wind turbines and capabilities, Vestas is delighted to build and service this landmark project,” Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific said.

“As the world’s largest provider of wind energy, we have always been committed to Australia’s sustainable future and we thank TagEnergy, and our subcontractor partners, for joining us in this world-changing mission.”

Andrew Riggs, Managing Director of TagEnergy, highlighted Vestas’ role.

“The diligence and expertise of Vestas who leveraged world-leading practices developed during the adjacent 756 MW Golden Plains Wind Farm Stage 1, ushered the success of financial close for Stage 2. We look forward to continuing to work with Vestas,” he said.

Delivery of the wind turbines for the second phase is expected in early 2025, with commissioning slated to commence in the first quarter of 2026. The massive renewables project will provide a major boost to Australia’s clean energy transition.

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