Project Development, Wind Power

More Vestas Wind Turbines Bound for Portugal

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Vestas Group has been awarded a turnkey contract for the Alvelos Pinhal Wind Farm comprising 18 units of the V90 3.0-MW wind turbine. The order has been awarded by Generventos do Pinhal Interior, Energias Renovaveis, Lda, a company owned by Generg, S.G.P.S., S.A., one of the largest renewable energy promoters in Portugal. The project is located in the municipality of Oleiros, district of Castelo Branco. Installation and commissioning of the 54-MW wind park will take place during 2006. The positive expectations to the Portuguese market are based on account of the Portuguese authorities’ long-term plans for sustainable energy. During the spring of 2005, the target for wind energy in Portugal was increased from 3,750 MW to 4,400 MW by 2010.