Vestas has secured a 15-year service contract covering 42 V90-2.0 MW turbines at the Topolog Dorobantu wind power plant in Tulcea County in Romania.
The last of the 42 turbines is expected to be installed within April this year. The order has been placed by LUKERG Renew, a joint venture between ERG Renew and LUKOIL. ERG Renew is Italy’s largest wind energy producer, with an installed capacity of 1,340 MW throughout Europe. LUKOIL is a major international vertically-integrated oil and gas company, accounting for 2.2 percent of global output of crude oil.
The agreement is based on Vestas’ Active Output Management (AOM) 5000, which offers an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing. This service option includes the VestasOnline® surveillance system that remotely controls and monitors the turbines. This makes it possible to conduct preventative maintenance that minimises turbine downtime. Topolog Dorobantu wind power plant will be the first project in Romania benefiting from this new service platform.
The Topolog Dorobantu project is one of the largest projects in Romania and produces more than 200 GWh per year, which corresponds to an annual saving of almost 110,000 tons of CO2 emissions.