Vestas receives 78 MW wind energy order in North America utilising V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

Vestas has received an order for 39 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for a 78 MW wind farm in North America.

Vestas has received an order for 39 V110-2.0 MW turbines for a 78 MW project in North America. The highly popular V110-2.0 is built on the proven technology of Vestas’ 2 MW platform and increases annual energy production by up to 13.6 per cent compared to the V100-1.8 MW.

The project includes a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. 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 minimizes lost production by predicting when maintenance may be required.

Deliveries for the project will take place in the 3rd quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected by the 4th quarter of 2016. Vestas’ factories in Colorado are expected to be involved in the manufacturing of the blades, nacelles and towers for this project. To meet customer demand, Vestas is adding more workers at three of its Colorado factories – the blade factory in Windsor as well as the blade and nacelle factories in Brighton. Vestas is recruiting now and expects to add hundreds of production workers in the first half of 2014 in Windsor and Brighton, primarily at the two blade factories.

Since 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 51,000 wind turbines and over 60 GW in 73 countries – 52 percent more than its closest competitor. Vestas entered the U.S. market in 1981, selling its first wind turbine for a project in California. Since then, the company has delivered 12,444 turbines to the United States and 1,608 to Canada. Combined, Vestas’ installed capacity is 13,820 MW in 28 U.S. states and every Canadian province – enough to power about four million households. Vestas employs about 16,600 people worldwide including about 2,500 throughout the United States and Canada at service and construction sites, sales offices, and at four manufacturing facilities in Colorado. Vestas’ U.S. and Canadian sales and service headquarters is in Portland, Oregon.