Vestas has received a 24 MW order for 12 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines from juwi Wind Canada Ltd. for four projects in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Deliveries for all projects — Truro Heights, Millbrook, Whynotts and Chebucto Pockwock — are expected to occur in mid-2014 with commissioning in the second half of next year.
“We welcome juwi Wind as a new North American customer for Vestas and are confident they will achieve great return on its investment with the V100-2.0 MW,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in Canada and the United States. “We have already delivered turbines this year to eight different projects in Canada to help solidify our No. 1 position in the country. We look forward to doing more in 2014 with juwi Wind and other customers.”
Vestas’ nacelle factory in Colorado will assemble the hub and nacelle for these projects while the blades and towers will come from the company’s European factories.
“Juwi Wind is pleased to expand our global relationship with Vestas with deliveries to our first projects in Canada,” said Michael Rucker, President of juwi Wind Canada. “With the V100, Vestas is delivering a flexible and well-tuned product for the community fixed feed-in tariff market in Nova Scotia. We look forward to future project opportunities with Vestas in Canada and throughout North America.”
Vestas has previously supplied turbines to juwi Wind for projects in Germany.
The projects will have five-year service agreements using Active Output Management (AOM) 5000. AOM 5000 is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing. This service option includes the VestasOnline® surveillance system that remotely controls and monitors the turbines and predicts potential wear-and-tear issues. This allows Vestas to plan maintenance so the turbines operate with the minimum amount of lost production.
This year, Vestas has received over 900 MW of orders in the United States and Canada among four turbine types.
Since 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 50,000 wind turbines and over 58 GW in 73 countries — 63 percent more than its closest competitor. Vestas installed its first wind turbines in Canada in 1997 and since has become the leading supplier in the country with more than 1,400 turbines and 2,400 MW cumulatively in every province — enough installed electrical capacity to power 600,000 homes. Vestas has delivered turbines this year to seven projects in Canada. Vestas’ U.S. and Canadian sales and service headquarters is in Portland, Ore., and its global headquarters is in Aarhus, Denmark.
Juwi Wind Canada Ltd is a subsidiary of the juwi Group, a major international developer of renewable energy projects. The juwi Group has been designing, building and operating plants that harness renewable energy since 1996, and to date juwi Group has installed approximately 700 wind turbines worldwide at 100 sites, producing a total output of approximately 1,400 MW. Juwi’s North American wind operations are based in Boulder, Colorado.