Danish Bring Large-Scale Wind Power Project to Indonesia.
Indo Wind Power, a subsidiary of Asia Green Capital Partner, signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with Vestas Wind Systems, a Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer for a wind power project in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi.
While both companies did not disclose the value of project Jeneponto 1, they did mention that the project would be the first large utility-scale wind farm in Indonesia.
“The signing of this agreement with Vestas for our wind project in South Sulawesi is another step in the development of the wind sector in Indonesia. We strongly believe that the wind sector in Indonesia is set for a significant growth," said EdgareKerkwijk, Asia Green Capital Partner's managing director.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who is in Indonesia for an official state visit, Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen and the Danish ambassador to Indonesia, Casper Klynge.
The Jeneponto 1 wind farm will be located around 70 kilometers southeast of Makassar. The wind farm will have a capacity of 62.5 megawatts, consisting of 25 2.5-megawatt wind turbines.
Construction is expected to start in May 2016.
"We are confident that bringing our technical expertise to the market can support wind power growth in Indonesia," said Chris Beaufait, Vestas Asia-Pacific and China president, adding that wind power can offer a solution to the growing electricity demand in the country.
Indo Wind Power, who is current portfolio totaled 182.5 megawatts in South Sulawesi and West Timor, is scheduled to sign another wind farm construction contracts in the coming months.