Vestas wins order for Kaiwera Downs wind farm in New Zealand

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Vestas — in partnership with Mercury — has won a 43 MW order for Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm in New Zealand. Vestas will supply ten V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in 4.3 MW operating mode for the wind power project.

Vestas will deliver a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 service and maintenance agreement (AOM5000) to optimise energy production, while providing Mercury with long-term business case certainty for the wind farm.

Delivery of Vestas’ wind turbines is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2023, with commissioning to commence in the third quarter of 2023.

“We are pleased that Vestas and Mercury’s portfolio continues to expand in New Zealand’s promising renewable energy market. Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm reinforces our common vision of decarbonising New Zealand’s energy network together,” said Jan-Daniel Kammer, Vice President Sales of Vestas Australia and New Zealand.

Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm will build on Vestas’ current Australian & New Zealand installed base of almost 5 GW.

This will be the first wind project to be constructed on the South Island since 2015 and will be Mercury’s first wind project since Turitea Wind Farm was announced in 2019, which is also a partnership with Vestas.

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