“Vestas is delighted to have been chosen to work with our customer to add an additional 104 megawatts of wind power to the Canadian electricity market,” said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “This wind farm project will help fuel Canada’s economic growth and also help meet their clean energy needs.” Delivery is scheduled for mid-2012 and commissioning is expected by the fall of 2012.
Vestas’ manufacturing facilities in Colorado will produce all of the blades and nacelles for this wind farm project. “The V90-1.8 MW is designed to operate at sites with medium-wind conditions and is built on proven technology to ensure component reliability and durability,” Wyrsch said. “This has led to extremely high energy production from the V90-1.8 MW wind turbine.”
As of December 31, 2010, Vestas had supplied an industry-leading 1,021 wind turbines to Canada totaling 1,683 MW of installed wind energy capacity.
Vestas is the world leader in supplying high-tech wind power systems, and the preferred provider of wind turbines, services and solutions in North America. Since 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 43,000 wind turbines in 66 countries. Vestas sold its first wind turbine in North America in 1981 and since has supplied more than 11,000 turbines to the United States and more than 1,000 to 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 also has research and development offices in Texas, Massachusetts and Colorado. Vestas’ global headquarters is in Randers, Denmark.