The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a 10-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2011 and commissioning is expected by the end of 2011.
“Vestas is excited to help John Deere deliver additional clean energy to Michigan,” said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “The V100-1.8 MW wind turbine is designed to produce large amounts of energy for areas with low- and medium-wind speeds.”
In 2007, Vestas supplied John Deere 32 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines to the Harvest Wind project near Bad Axe, Michigan, and an additional 33 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for two wind farm projects in Oregon.
This marks Vestas’ second order in the United States of the V100-1.8 MW in November. The first was a wind energy 58 MW order for a wind farm in Idaho.
Vestas is the world leader in providing high-tech wind power systems. Since 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 41,000 wind turbines in 65 countries. Vestas sold its first wind turbine to North America in 1981 and has since supplied more than 11,000 wind turbines to the United States and Canada.
The company’s North American manufacturing operations are based in Colorado. This includes a blade factory in Windsor, a nacelle factory in Brighton and a tower factory — the world’s largest — in Pueblo. Vestas has research and development offices in Texas, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Colorado.