Vestas receives 99 MW wind energy order in British Columbia, Canada

Vestas has received a 99 MW order for 55 V100-1.8 MW wind turbines for a wind energy project in British Columbia, Canada. The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a 10-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2012 and commissioning is expected in late 2012.

“As Canada’s leading supplier of wind turbines, we are happy to continue to help provide more clean power to a province that strongly supports renewable energy,” said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas.

Vestas’ production facilities in Colorado, USA, will manufacture the main components of the turbines for this order. The blades will be made in Windsor, towers in Pueblo and nacelles assembled in Brighton. Vestas has about 1,500 manufacturing employees in Colorado.

Six Vestas customers have ordered V100-1.8 MW wind turbines in the last six months for projects in the United States and Canada. This is the fifth order announced for wind projects in Canada in 2010.
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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 in Pueblo. Vestas has research and development offices in Texas, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Colorado.