Vestas will supply wind turbines consisting of 30 V52-850 kW. The project is expected to come online in third quarter of 2011.
The order has been placed by Cabeólica SA, a public-private partnership (PPP) headed up by the government of Cape Verde and the state-owned utility company, Electra.
Other partners include developer InfraCo, Africa Finance Corporation, and Finnfund, a Finish development finance company.
It is the first wind project in the region to be developed under a public-private partnership scheme.