Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 55 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines corresponding to 110 MW.
The order was placed by Duke Energy Renewables.
“Almost one year ago, Vestas and Duke Energy Renewables announced their partnership on Los Vientos III and IV,” says Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “Today’s announcement brings our total presence in the Los Vientos complex to 510 MW. Duke Energy is one of the top wind players in the competitive U.S. market, and we look forward to continuing to build on the excellent partnership between our two companies.”
With an expected completion date in late 2015, Los Vientos V will produce enough emissions-free electricity to power about 33,000 homes.
“We are pleased to deepen our partnership with Vestas as we continue to strategically grow our presence in South Texas,” said Greg Wolf, president of Duke Energy Renewables. “Once completed, Los Vientos III, IV and V will bring the company’s total wind-generated capacity to more than 2,100 MW, reinforcing our long-term commitment to wind energy.”
The order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a three-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy’s Commercial Portfolio, is a leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy generation projects for customers throughout the United States. The company’s growing portfolio of commercial renewable assets includes 15 wind farms and 21 solar farms in operation in 12 states, totaling about 1,800 megawatts in electric-generating capacity.
Since 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 52,000 wind turbines and over 62 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 12,667 turbines to the United States and 1,616 to Canada. Combined, Vestas’ installed capacity is 14,325 MW in 28 U.S. states and every Canadian province – enough to power about four million households. Vestas employs about 17,500 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.