The turbines are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2014, while the plant is set to be commissioned by the third quarter of 2014.
Miguel Picardo Troyano, vice president Vestas South America said the company had previously received 130MW of orders in Uruguay this year. In May, Vestas agreed to supply forestry company Compañia Forestal Uruguaya with 90MW, following another deal deal for 40MW with Akuo Energy in January.
Uruguay has ambitious plans to meet all of its electricity needs through renewables by 2030, with 30% coming from wind. This year it is expected to hit its midway target of 450-500MW of installed wind two years ahead of time.
The contract includes delivery, installation, commissioning of the turbines, and a 17-year active management service agreement which guarantees turbine availability.