Danes will supply 14 V117-3.45MW turbines for the second phase of the Astana project.

Vestas has secured a 48MW turbine order in Kazakhstan with local developer Tsatek Green Energy for the second phase of the Astana wind farm.

The Danish manufacturer will supply, install and commission 14 V117-3.45MW machines equipped with Vestas Low Temperature Operation for cold climates.

“The turbines are well-suited for optimal performance in Western Kasakhstan’s dry continental climate with extremely fluctuating temperatures and high wind conditions,” the company said.

Delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

The deal also includes a 10-year active output management 4000 service agreement, as well as the VestasOnline business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.

The extension will increase the wind farm’s capacity to 100MW, with Vestas having installed and commissioned the first phase of the project earlier this year.

The project is financed by a leasing agreement between the customer and an unnamed financial institution.

Tsatek Green Energy director Yedil Saryyev said: “During the realisation of the first phase of the Astana wind project, Tsatek Green Energy has received valuable support from our trusted partner Vestas, with its extensive experience and highly qualified personnel, that fully meets all requirements for the supply and installation of wind turbines in Kazakhstan.

“The decision to cooperate with Vestas has lived up to our expectations, therefore we have mutually increased the project capacity up to 100MW. As for us, it is an honour that the world leader in wind, Vestas, contributes not only to our project, but also to our country.”

Vestas president of Northern and Central Europe Nils de Baar said: “This order from Tsatek Green Energy is underlining Vestas’ ability to deliver competitive wind energy solutions also for markets with low temperature climatic conditions.

“We look forward to maximise the return on investment for our customer by offering a competitive cost of energy and to further develop this promising wind market.”